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Thalia Orchestra performs Sinfonia Espansiva

  January 20 @ 3:00 pm | HOSTED BY: Nordic Museum

3:00 pm | Cost: $18 – $24

Nordic Museum
2655 NW Market Street
Seattle, 98107

Join Nordic Museum is welcoming the Thalia Symphony Orchestra for this special concert presentation!

 Program: Overture to ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ by Jacques Offenbach/Carl Bender
Comodo e amabile by Rebecca Clarke
Piece for Vibraphone and Electric Bass by Tom Collier and Dan Dean, soloists
Danzón No 2 by Arturo Márquez
Sinfonia Espansiva by Carl Nielsen (Symphony No. 3)

Offenbach’s delightful overture to “Orpheus in the Underworld’ opens our 70th season in a festive mood. Ending with the famous “Can-Can”, the piece is the perfect birthday celebration!

 Rebecca Clarke was an Anglo-American composer and violist. As far as we know this is the first time her ‘Comodo e amabile’ (‘easy and pleasant’) has been performed by a full orchestral string section.

 We are thrilled to be presenting “Piece for Vibraphone and Electric Bass” by two Seattle jazz legends, Tom Collier and Dan Dean, who will also be featured as soloists in this performance. Rather than using the traditional format of a classical concerto, Collier and Dean structured the piece as a Third Stream composition featuring thoroughly composed orchestral parts interjected by virtuosic, jazzy bursts of composed and improvised vibraphone and electric bass lines. Dean’s angular, rhythmically complex opening and closing themes are effectively contrasted by Collier’s more melodic middle composed and improvised passages.

 The charming and rhythmically intoxicating ‘Danzon No. 2’ by the contemporary Mexican composer Arturo Marquez has become a favorite of orchestras world-wide.

 Carl Nielsen is considered the greatest Danish composer of his era. His ‘Expansive Symphony’ is a dramatic, colorful masterpiece. One unique aspect is that in one movement it features wordless vocal parts not as soloists, but as part of the orchestra itself. Our performance will feature vocal soloists Laura Loge, soprano and DJ Jordan, baritone.

 More information about Thalia Symphony Orchestra here: http://www.thaliasymphony.org/about.html


January 20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$18 – $24
Event Category:


Nordic Museum


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Nordic Museum
2655 NW Market Street
Seattle, 98107
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Phone: 206-789-5707
Website: http://nordicmuseum.org/

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