The Greenville Symphony Presents Wesley Schulz and Tessa Lark: Fusion and Fantastique
Event Types: Music
Feb 17, 2024 7:30 PM — Feb 18, 2024 5:00 PM
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Greenville Symphony Orchestra
864-232-0344 ext. 116[email protected]https://www.greenvillesymphony.org/https://www.instagram.com/greenvillesymphony/https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleSymphony/
2/17/2023, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2/18/2024, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto is a showstopping piece that vibrates with energy at the intersection of jazz and classical music, a fusion genre often referred to as “Third Stream.” A native of Kentucky and highly-acclaimed fiddler as well as a classical virtuoso, GRAMMY nominated violinist Tessa Lark is the perfect artist to bring this piece to Greenville. Fusion is where this violin luminary lives.
In addition to being written for a huge orchestra of around 90 musicians, Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique stands out for the full-on macabre it provokes. Inspired by the composer’s romantic obsession with a Shakespeare actress, this Gothic-style piece’s most obvious literary counterpart is the work of Edgar Allan Poe.