The season finale starts with The Creation of the World, an aptly named, jazz-infused chamber work by Milhaud. Things grow from there. First the radiant Saxophone Concerto by the French master Tomasi, played by the saxophone eminence that is Otis Murphy. Lastly, a splendorous and mesmerizing finale: Respighi’s Pines of Rome, a work featuring an orchestra so large, some players will be among the audience!
Darius Milhaud: The Creation of the World
Henri Tomasi: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Weiss/Thiele: What a Wonderful World
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome