July 21, 2021 — 7:00 PM
Breese Stevens Field
917 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Madison, Wisconsin

FEATURING Xavier Foley, bass soloist

A tour of classical repertoire inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, tonight's concert features special guest, Xavier Foley, an award-winning young double bassist representing the next generation of great classical performers. Foley performs Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double Bass.

Composers and literary authors alike have found inspiration through the written word for ballet, incidental music and the concert overture, ranging from Mendelssohn to Finzi to Prokofiev. The Czech composer, Josef Suk’s work Towards a New Life from 1931 opens with a trumpet fanfare.

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JOSEF SUK Towards a New Life, Op. 35c

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Overture to the Shakespeare Theater - A Winter’s Tale

KOUSSEVITZKY Concerto for Double Bass

FINZI Suite from “Love's Labour's Lost” Suite Op. 28b

1. Introduction Allegro vigoroso

5. Dance: Allegretto grazioso

6. Quodlibet (Clowns): Vivo

10. Finale: Allegro maestoso

MENDELSSOHN Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring dancers from Madison Ballet

PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet Suite 1 & 2 selections:

Montagues and Capulets Suite 2, No.1

The Young Juliet Suite 2, No.2

Folk Dance Suite 1, No.1

RUN TIME: 1 hour + 30 min

*Program subject to change

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