September 23, 2014 • 8:00 PM
Rodrigo: Concierto Pastorale
The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to open its 50th anniversary concert season featuring soloist Christina Smith. Ms. Smith is the Principal Flute for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She will be performing the Concierto Pastoral by Joaquín Rodrigo. “It is a brilliant evocation of farm country with the flute creating dance-like patterns that are truly mesmerizing. It is a virtuoso work for the instrument playable only by the most highly accomplished flutists,” commented DSO’s conductor, Fyodor Cherniavsky.
The evening’s concert will also feature a new jazz infused piece titled An Indoor Overture by composer Greg McLean. This commissioned composition, receiving its world premiere, has been written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College and the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. The program also includes Lieutenant Kijé Suite by Prokofiev and the ever-popular Pavane by Fauré.