Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) October 27th concert pays tribute to nature with a Wyoming-inspired composition by a local composer, the Four Seasons with a twist and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastorale.
The October concert will present a world premiere by local composer Robert Mathews. Robert is a huge part of the musical community in Cheyenne: a wonderful educator performer, and composer. This concert is Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Cheyenne Civic Center.
“I am so excited to conduct Bob’s music with the CSO,” said William Intriligator, CSO Music Director and Conductor. “I was also delighted that Bob chose a celebration of Wyoming as a theme to his new work. Perfect!”
CSO continues its ode to nature with the Four Seasons, but with a unique twist: four different seasons, four different composers! Spring will be represented by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, known for his sophisticated tangos; Summer by Max Richter’s reinterpretation—re-composition, as he calls it— of Vivaldi’s Summer; Autumn by American composer Philip Glass; and Winter by the original…Vivaldi himself.
Maestro Intriligator has performed these four different composers’ seasons before, when he guest conducted in Italy in 2017, accompanied by this concert’s guest artist, acclaimed international violinist, Dino De Palma. “In fact, Dino was the one who first envisioned this creative retake on the Seasons,” explained Intriligator. “Dino has become a friend, so I’m excited to introduce him to Cheyenne audiences.”
Finally, the concert program will conclude with perhaps the greatest expression of love for the outdoors ever put into music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the Pastorale. For the first time in the symphony genre, Beethoven expanded the four movements to five and gave titles to each movement: “Cheerful impres-sions awakened by arrival in the country”, “Scene by the brook”, “Merry gathering of country folk”, “Thunderstorm” and “Shepherd’s Song: Glad and grateful feelings after the storm.”
Other music education appearances scheduled are “Lunch and Learn” on Oct. 27th, from 12-1:30 pm at the Laramie County Library, with Maestro Intriligator and guest artist, Dino De Palma and “Classic Conversations” on Oct. 27th, at 6:30 PM at the Civic Center, prior to the concert. Maestro Intriligator and Dino De Palma will be available for media interviews prior to the concert event. Call Lindsey Reynolds at 778-8561 for contact information.