Friday, October 19, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM
JoAnn Falletta and the VSO return for Ravel’s most famous work, Boléro. This melodic, whimsical work – originally composed as a ballet – is a perfect example of Ravel’s preoccupation with restyling and reinventing dance movements. This program also features the Fourth Piano Concerto by Canadian composer Andre Mathieu, performed by guest artist Alain Lefevre, who worked with conductor and composer Gilles Bellemare to reconstruct the composition that was lost for 70 years. At the height of the concert is Poulenc’s most celebrated work, Gloria.