EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH ORCHESTRA
JESS GILLAM, saxophone
VASILY PETRENKO, conductor
The European Union Youth Orchestra’s concert opens with Sergei Prokofiev’s wild Scythian Suite; at its 1916 premiere was Alexander Glazunov, who marched out of the hall early. His Saxophone Concerto, performed by rising star Jess Gillam, is a more romantic affair. Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, which influenced Prokofiev’s piece, closes the concert.
SERGEJ PROKOFJEW – Suite from the ballet “Ala et Lolly” op. 20 “Scythian”
ALEXANDER GLASUNOW – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Strings in E-flat major op. 109
IGOR STRAWINSKI – “Le sacre du printemps”