Free Concerts in Brooklyn & Great Barrington

Great Barrington, MA: Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Brooklyn: Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 3 PM
Part of the series Around Town

Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, McConnell Theater in Great Barrington, MA

Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Walt Whitman Theatre in Brooklyn

  • Works by Tchaikovsky, Messiaen, and Glinka
  • TŌN performs an overture, a symphony, and "4 meditations for orchestra"
  • Conducted by Zachary Schwartzman

The Music

Glinka: Overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila
Heroically rousing. Glinka is considered to be the father of Russian music, a hero to Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky.

Messiaen: L’Ascension
Pensive and reverent. Messiaen described this piece as “four meditations for orchestra.”

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Journeys from gloom to jubilee. Tchaikovsky composed this piece in the aftermath of his disastrous marriage.

The Artists

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Glinka: Overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila

Messiaen: L’Ascension

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Photo: Zachary Schwartzman


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