Stravinsky Pulcinella


Marin Alsop, conductor

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture 
LERA AUERBACH Eve’s Lament – O Flowers, That Never Will Grow (U.S. Premiere) 
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical” 
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella, Ballet in One Act 

Written for a trio of singers and orchestra, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella is a sparkling evocation of the world of commedia dell’arte clowns. Marin Alsop introduces us to a brilliant and mesmerizing voice—that of the Russian-American composer and pianist Lera Auerbach, who brings grandeur and intensity to her large-scale orchestra music. The program is rounded out by Prokofiev’s witty “Classical” Symphony and Brahms’ boisterous Academic Festival Overture.