The College Orchestra and returning Sarah Lawrence Orchestra alumnae/i will perform 1928, on Tuesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The musical celebration of the college’s 75th anniversary includes four monumental works that debuted between August and December of 1928—Sarah Lawrence’s inaugural semester. The program consists of: Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Anton Webern’s Symphony Op. 21, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Baiser de la Fee (The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento) and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.
Says organizer and music faculty member Martin Goldray, “The pieces the College Orchestra will perform presents an overview of the world of classical music during 1928 and its diversity of styles and languages.” The styles Goldray refers to are: archetypal Weimar Republic cabaret style in Weill’s Threepenny Opera, the 12 Tone Technique in Webern’s Symphony Op. 21, Neo-classicism in Stravinsky’s Le Baiser de la Fee (The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento) and American jazz in Gershwin’s An American in Paris.