VERO BEACH — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present its final summer chamber concert, ‘Transfigured Night,’ an unforgettable evening featuring two 20th Century masterworks, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach.
The idea of transfiguration loomed large for late romantic artists, and Verklärte Nacht “Transfigured Night” – although the product of a composer who was just 25 years old – seems to sum up a whole lifetime’s experience in music that is among the most luscious ever composed.
Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpiece for strings tells of a transfigured night in which a couple falls in love all over again. This haunting masterwork will take your breath away. The second half features a performance of Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, a work which has all the hallmarks of his style: Passion, Ecstasy, Colour, Tragedy, and Joy. Based on the composer’s sojourn in Tuscany; it is every bit as wonderful as his more famous String Serenade.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. To reserve an advanced ticket, visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call (321) 536-8580.