Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra & Combined Choirs: Twilight of an Empire

June 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

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Combined ensembles from Northwestern University presented this program on May 26 & 27 in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. “Twilight of an Empire” featured two distinctly different Russian composers whose music exemplified the end of the Romantic era and the dawn of the next. Rachmaninoff’s The Bells was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name. Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 2 in D Minor was described by its composer as a work of “iron and steel.”

  • The Bells, Op. 35 – III. The Loud Alarm Bells by Sergei Rachmaninoff