Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite
Carol Cook, viola
This colorful program takes volcanos as its subject. CUSO welcomes Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to perform Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop’s new viola concerto, Krakatoa, a work that is as dramatic and explosive as the title would suggest.
Rossini’s bubbly overture to The Barber of Seville and Schubert’s lovely Symphony No. 5 both date from 1816, “The Year Without a Summer,” caused by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. Stravinsky’s delightful suite from Pulcinella will highlight many solo instruments of the orchestra.