LOCOMOTIVES, BUTTERFLIES AND PUPPETS
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham
Stay warm this December as the KSO presents a concert of strikingly programmatic music filled with machinery, fantasy and folklore. “Locomotives vibrate in harmony” with Honegger’s mechanically modernistic mouvement symphonique: Pacific 231. Jing Ye narrates with her violin the Chinese “Romeo and Juliet” folk tale, The Butterfly Lovers-a story of broken hearts, beautifully set to music that merges eastern melodies with western instruments. A mischievous puppet comes to life in Stravinsky’s descriptive, imaginative and exhilarating score to the ballet Petrushka.
7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital.
7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk.
Intermission discussion and Q&A with Jing Ye and Michael Berec. Post-concert reception.
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Honegger, Pacific 231
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang, The Butterfly Lovers concerto for violin and orchestra