Fort Collins Symphony Masterworks 3, "Beaks, Tweaks, and Shrieks"
February 3, 2018417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO
Welsh composer Hillary Tann's short overture "With the Heather and Small Birds" gives us a taste of being out in the "gorse" bushes of Wales. Following in stark contrast is Haydn's tongue-in-cheek homage to patrons dozing at a concert - Symphony No. 94, "Surprise." Witness the spectacular "Schwanendreher," a concerto by Hindemith, showcasing the return of African-Japanese violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Finally, Ibert's circus-like ballet music, "Divertissement," brings the concert to an electrifying close.