A musical ride through Russia – Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Oct. 2
Thursday, October 2
8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Robin Fountain, director
An orchestral evening with a Russian accent. The Vanderbilt Orchestra takes on three major Russian works: the overture from Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov’s 19th-century opera May Night; Rimski-Korsakov’s Cappricio Espagnole, which was based around Spanish folk melodies; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, which was originally intended as a bombastic celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany, but turned out to be smaller, lighter and lovelier.