The Menomonee Falls Symphony will present The British...Just Smashing, on Saturday evening April 14. The concert begins at 7:30 in the Fine Arts Center at Sussex Hamilton High School.
Featured on the program is the Vaughn Williams Symphony number 5 in D. Many of the musical themes in the Fifth Symphony stem from Vaughan Williams' then-unfinished operatic work, The Pilgrim's Progress. This opera, or "morality" as Vaughan Williams preferred to call it, had been in gestation for decades, and the composer had temporarily abandoned it at the time the symphony was conceived. Despite its origins, the symphony is without programmatic context, and is in the form of an extended development of musical themes taken from the morality rather than an attempt to cast it directly into symphonic form.
Also featured is pianist Elena Abend performing the Mozart Piano Concerto #24. Ms. Abend currently serves on the piano and chamber music faculty at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and the Lakeside Chamber Music Workshop.
For more information or to order tickets, see the MFSO web site.