The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks 4 program is a kaleidoscope of pieces and musicians. The program features pieces for antiphonal brass ensembles, string ensembles, and mixed orchestra, albeit of a reduced size. The program also features local soloists.
Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu wrote both Day Signal and Night Signal for antiphonal brass. American Christopher Rouse’s Ogoun Badagris is an explosive work for percussion ensemble, with video backdrop by John Pobojewski. String pieces will feature Black American composer William Grant Still’s Mother and Child, English composer Benjamin Britten’s Portrait “E.B.B.,” and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten.
Strings, woodwinds, and brass come together for Arnold Schoenberg’s arrangement of Frenchman Claude Debussy’s beloved Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. The program will close with Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s Concerto a cinque (Concerto for five). Soloists in the Respighi will be Sonja Bosca-Harasim, violin; Cassidy Morgan, bass; Stephanie Carlson, oboe; Jeremy Brekke, trumpet, and Tyler Wottrich, piano.
The March 2021 Masterworks program of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony’s 2020-21 season will be available for streaming at www.fmsymphony.org beginning on Sunday, March 21, at 2:00 pm.
Season ticket holders have free access to the concert through a password provided by the FMSO; other patrons interested in viewing the concert will pay $25 for access. Streaming will be available on demand through 10:00 pm Wednesday, March 31. All patrons should go to the FMSO’s website and follow the link on the home page.
The FMSO recognizes Minnesota Public Radio, Avis-Fargo, Candlewood Suites, Homewood Suites, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the FM Area Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, and The Arts Partnership as sponsors of the Masterworks 4 concert.
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra – Masterworks 4 Concert (NO LIVE PERFORMANCE)
Streaming beginning Sunday, March 21, 2:00 pm, through Wednesday, March 31, at 10:00 pm. Streaming on demand via the FMSO website
For more information, see www.fmsymphony.org or call the FMSO office at 701-478-3676.