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Michael Christie Conducts Liszt's Dante Symphony


Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:30PM
Symphony Hall


On Sale 8/1/2012








Michael Christie, conductor
Daniel Montenegro, tenor
José Adán Peréz, baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus
Thomas Bookhout, Chorus Master

Liszt: Dante Symphony
Estévez: La Cantata Criolla

Continue to celebrate with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie in his final season. The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus come together for an explosive and romantic performance of Liszt’s Dante Symphony. This work, based on Dante Alighieri’s journey through hell and purgatory, as depicted in "The Divine Comedy" is paired with Antonio Estévez’s dramatic La Cantata Criolla, Venezuela’s best-known nationalistic composition. Based on a poem by Alberto Arvelo Torrealba called “Florentino and the Devil,” the chorus and symphony combine to colorfully paint a tale of a singing contest between the two title characters. Don’t miss Maestro Christie at his best in the world of great choral masterpieces.