The Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra presents “Postcards from Paris” Saturday,October 29 at 7:00pm at New Promise Church in Kirtland. The concert will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 “Paris” and three works by French composers – Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, selections from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 1735 opera-ballet Les Indes galantes, and Darius Milhaud’s ballet Le Boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof). The concert will be conducted by Snowbelt Musical Arts Association founder Greg Hillis.
“This program could have just as easily been called Postcards To and From Paris,” says Greg Hillis, conductor of the Snowbelt Symphony. “Mozart wrote this symphony while looking for work, unsuccessfully I might add, in Paris in 1788. It uses the largest orchestra of any of his symphonies. The two pieces on the second half of the concert were written by Parisian composers, but with references to places abroad. Each of the four acts of Les Indes galantes takes place in a different exotic place and Le Boeuf sur le toit contains over 20 Brazilian tunes that Milhaud heard while he was an attaché to the French ambassador there. The audience will leave feeling like they’ve been to Carnaval in Rio!”
Tickets for the Postcards from Paris concert are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $8 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.snowbeltmusical.org. New Promise Church is located at 8671 Euclid Chardon Rd (Rt 6) in Kirtland. The church is ADA accessible with free parking onsite.
The Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra is a new fully-professional orchestra that will bring high quality live classical music performances to Lake and Geauga counties. The orchestra made its debut on March 12 of this year. The orchestra has additional concerts scheduled in December, February, and April.
For more information, please visit www.snowbeltmusical.org. Snowbelt Musical Arts Association can be reached for questions or comments at email@example.com or 440-296-9610. SMAA can be followed on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @snowbeltmusical.