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Eternal love

Saturday

15.10.2022

11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert

family concert +

programme

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Orchestre de la Haute école de musique de Genève
orchestra

Sascha Goetzel
conductor

Sarkis Ohanessian
narrator

Serge Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet, Suites No. 1 & No. 2 (extracts)

Leonard Bernstein

Symphonic dances from West Side Story


the music

Composed in 1935-1936 upon Prokofiev's return to the USSR, the ballet Romeo and Juliet is one of the Russian composer's best inspirations.
The Orchestral Suites condense the most famous episodes of the ballet. Prokofiev gives his best in these powerfully evocative pages with a lush orchestra that plays admirably with contrasts and opposing tensions.

Just over twenty years after Prokofiev, Leonard Bernstein and his librettist Stephen Sondheim tackle the same subject, transposing the story to the contemporary period. 
The symphonic dances from West Side Story for large orchestra were composed in the same year as the film of his legendary musical of the same name.
Between the jazzy and latin rhythms and the passionate melodies evoking the impossible loves of this modern Romeo and Juliet, this suite of dances will take you to the heart of a New York neighbourhood in the 1950s and will not leave you indifferent.
A colourful journey between energy and emotion!

Educational file available on request
jeunesse@osr.ch



the venues

OSR Live

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva