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Pictures at an Exhibition

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Meydenbauer Theatre
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.

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On this day, April 24th

Born:

  • James Hartway, American composer, in 1944.

Died:

  • Manuel Ponce, Mexican composer, in 1948.
  • Mel Powell, American composer, in 1998.

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