renee fleming program set for portland

Renee Fleming - Photo: Decca/Andrew Eccles

Soprano Renee Fleming’s program for March 13, 2012 has finally been announced. The conductor is Ms. Fleming’s own, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

I’m most excited about two of the selections: Ravel’s Shéhérazade, and Korngold’s Marietta’s Lied from Die Tote Stadt, two of the most beautiful pieces ever written for voice and orchestra.

Hector BerliozRoman Carnival Overture
Maurice Ravel Shéhérazade
   I. Asia
   II. The Enchanted Flute
    III. The Indifferent One
Charles GounodBallet Music from Faust (excerpts)
Charles Gounod Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song)

INTERMISSION

Ricky Ian Gordon Night Flight to San Francisco
Leonard BernsteinOverture to Candide
Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard,Christopher Wolstenholme Endlessly
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Benjamin Gibbard Soul Meets Body
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldOverture to Captain Blood
Franz Lehar Vilja-Lied from The Merry Widow
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Mariettas Lied from Die Tote Stadt

NOTE: Interestingly, I picked up this information (the first clue, at least) from Oregonlive.com. Then, intrigued, I went to the Oregon Symphony’s web site to see if the complete program was available, and voila!

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