Suites & SongsJean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
Kim Garrison Hopcraft, CATCO, narrator (Neruda Songs)
RESPIGHI, Trittico Botticelliano
RAVEL, Le Tombeau de Couperin
LIEBERSON, Neruda Songs
Ravel’s composition pays graceful homage to François Couperin and the other composers of eighteenth-century France. The CSO will also perform two additional movements from the original piano suite orchestrated by Jean-Marie. Ottorino Respighi’s sparkling suite portrays the delightful paintings of Italian master Sandro Botticelli. You will also enjoy Peter Lieberson’s gorgeous musical love letters derived from the sonnets of Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.