Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents All in the Family
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra's All in the Family concert will explore compositions from both men and women in notable musical families. Concertgoers will get a feeling for the creative styles of these talented musicians, and how their music is similar in some ways and very, very different in others.
The program includes Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture, her only known orchestral work. Though she originally showed the greater musical promise, her brother Felix was the name remembered for generations. FBSO honors him with a performance of Hebridies. Robert and Clara Schumann were 19th century husband and wife composers. Clara’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7 and Robert’s Manfred Overture gives the audience a taste of each one’s unique style. Avril Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer, the daughter of composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Avril’s Golden Ballet Suite (Excerpt) stands with her father’s Three Dream Dances.
The program will also feature Nickolas Warwick, winner of the Marielle Ogletree Young Artist Concerto Competition, and the winners of the HTMA’s concerto competition, William Hua (7th
grade), performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, 1st mvt and Stephan Xie (10th grade) with Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor, 3rd mvt.