PCCymphony Concert Pairs Music and Storytelling
March 22, 2014
At this year’s PCCymphony Concert, music faculty Dr. Charles Bombard conducted scores inspired by literary selections. He strategically paired music and storytelling to reveal the audience-friendly nature of the masterpieces. The evening began with Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss, a symphonic poem inspired by a novel. Next, the orchestra played Egmont Overture, Op. 84, by Beethoven, which took the audience through the well-known background music for one of Goethe’s plays. Following these were highlights from William Tell and Carmen. The evening concluded with the audience favorite, Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from his ballet Rodeo.