Music Appreciation: Angels, Devils and Dictators
March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A look into the influences, fears and loves on the life and music of the oft-overlooked composer Sergei Prokofiev. We will focus on works such as: Fiery Angel, Suggestions Diabolique, Scythian Suite, Mephisto waltzes, 3rd and 7th symphonies, and thoughts on his relationship with his wife, Lina who was ultimately sent to serve time in the gulag on suspicion of espionage. We will also feature a live performance of the 4th movement of Prokofiev’s Sonata in D major for Flute, which was commissioned on behalf of the Union of Soviet Composers in 1942.