MSO Season Opener: Three Centuries of Musical Genius

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Dominick Argento, MSO Composer Laureate

Giaochino Rossini – Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Dominick Argento – A Ring of Time
Béla Bartók – Suite from The Wooden Prince 

The MSO and William Schrickel celebrate Dominick Argento’s 91st birthday by performing A Ring of Time, penned by the MSO’s Composer Laureate in 1972. Béla Bartók celebrated his first unqualified musical triumph with The Wooden Prince, a ballet premiered in his native Hungary in 1917. The dance’s story, a seemingly simple fairy tale, explores the psychological desire of a creative artist to be loved for who s/he is and not just for what s/he creates. The concert opens with the overture to one of Rossini’s early (1813) one-act farces, Il Signor Bruschino.

Dominick Argento

Dominick Argento, composer