From Silly to Serious

Playful, short and sweet compositions
to put a smile on your face

February 12 2022

GRANT HARVILLE
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
SEASON SPONSORED BY
D|A|DAVIDSON
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Why You Shouldn't Miss It

 

Gioachino Rossini

Italian in Algiers Overture
Silly and playful, this overture sets the stage and gets the party started!

Pietro Mascagni

Intermezzo from Cavallieria Rusticana

Tragic and deeply romantic.

Franz Josef Haydn

Cello Concerto in C Major

Considered one of the greatest works for cello of all time. Jayla Mitchell is featured artist.

Ruth Gipps

Ambarvalia

A lovely work by a British prodigy, this may be it's North American premiere.

Jacques Ibert

Concertino da Camera

You don't see saxophone with the symphony every day. Technical wizardry will be on display by featured artist Antonio Jarvey.

Erich Korngold

Much Ado About Nothing Suite

Korngold is known for his pioneering work as an early Hollywood soundtrack composer.

ADDITIONAL TIDBITS

Pietro Mascagni

Intermezzo from Cavallieria Rusticana

4 MINUTES

Tragic and deeply romantic, Mascagni had initially tossed it into the trash. His wife retrieved it and convinced him to finish it. The world is ever grateful.

Franz Josef Haydn

Cello Concerto in C Major

MOVEMENT 1

9 MINUTES

This concerto was lost for nearly two centuries until its rediscovery in 1961. With radiant atmosphere, it’s considered one of the greatest works for cello of all time. Haydn’s bravura writing and brilliant runs challenged Baroque conventions and require demanding virtuoso playing by our featured cellist Jayla Mitchell.

Ruth Gipps

Ambarvalia

8 MINUTES

A prodigy, Gipps composed her first work at age 8, and received her doctorate at 26. This lovely piece was written in memory of a longtime friend, who Gipps once described as her “musical twin.” First recorded in 2019, this may be the North American premiere.

Jacques Ibert

Concertino da Camera

MOVEMENTS 2 & 3

8 MINUTES

 The saxophone came of age as a jazz voice in the 1920s. Ibert, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Gershwin took note and incorporated jazz influences into their classical compositions. Guest artist Antonio Jarvey will interpret the lyrical beauty and technical wizardry (flutter tonguing!) of this concertino for alto sax.

Erich Korngold

Much Ado About Nothing Suite

8 MINUTES

Another child prodigy, Korngold was already a veteran theater composer at age 20. His melodies, imaginative tone color, and harmonic lushness would later make him early Hollywood’s leading soundtrack composer.

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Jayla Mitchell 

will perform Haydn's

Cello Concerto in C Major

BIOGRAPHY

 

Jayla Mitchell is a first-year cello performance major at the University of Montana with plans for a masters. Jayla’s CMR high school string quartet was selected to perform with the Beatles vs. Stones Musical Showdown. Her dream is to be a pit musician on Broadway.

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Antonio Jarvey will perform Ibert's Concertino da Camera

BIOGRAPHY

 

Antonio Jarvey is also attending UM, pursuing his bachelor’s in music performance. He’s garnered numerous awards in his young career. In 2017, he won a coveted spot at the Interlochen World Youth Symphony where he studied with his saxophone idol, Chad Lilley.

Two challenging concertos feature talented young artists:

Jayla Mitchell & Antonio Jarvey