Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra Music Director Wes Kenney picks up the baton as guest conductor for Reformations. The evening begins with Toccata and Fugue, a piece Stokowski “reformed” from Bach’s organ piece into a large orchestral work. Peter Sommer heats up the night on alto sax with Duke Ellington’s jazzy orchestral piece, Three Black Kings, and a selection from John Williams’ score for Catch Me If You Can. The concert concludes with the title work, Mendelssohn’s grand Symphony No. 5 “Reformation,” which was written honor of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.
Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Ellington, orch. Peress: Three Black Kings
Williams: “Escapades” from Catch Me if You Can
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”