Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm
11100 NE 6th ST
Bellevue, WA 98004
A tribute to a departed artist, Pictures at an Exhibition, has become one of the most recorded and performed showpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Originally composed as a grand work for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, the suite intrigued musicians for decades thereafter to try their hand at turning the black-and-white of the piano keys into the full color of the symphony orchestra. Maurice Ravel’s orchestration far outstrips all others in its brilliance and sheer ingenuity – and in turn has been the inspiration for still further rescoring efforts, including rock band, brass ensemble, acoustic guitar, and massed accordions. However, Ravel’s arrangement remains the best-known guide to Mussorgsky’s picture collection.
You can purchase your tickets at the door on the day of the concert or online from TicketWeb.
On this day, April 16th
- Karel Albert, Belgian composer, in 1901.
- Domenico Dragonetti, Italian composer, in 1846.