In Full Splendor: Opening Night at the Symphony
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
The new Masterworks season opens with an irresistible selection of masterpieces inspired by the Disney classic, Fantasia. Bach’s majestic music as seen through the eyes of the legendary conductor Stokowski and Wagner’s terrifying “Ride of the Valkyries” are paired with the rich orchestral palettes of Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra, made famous by the feature film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Prelude: Christopher Purdy