RESPIGHI’S PINES

Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7:30pm

André Raphel, conductor
Deborah Selig, soprano

Program:
Dvorak: Carnival Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
R. Strauss: Five Songs with Orchestra
Respighi: Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)

The Wheeling Symphony’s 88th Season finale opens with Dvorak’s rousing Carnival Overture followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, an engaging and powerful work from arguably his most beautiful period.  Soprano Deborah Selig will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra by performing Five Songs with Orchestra. Ms. Selig has been hailed by the Boston Globe, “an impressively nimble, lustrous soprano.” The season concludes with Respighi’s majestic and expressive Pines of Rome, painting a musical portrait of scenes around The Eternal City.  A powerful and magical ending to an impressive musical journey, where it is clear that “Music is the Key.”