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A Night at the Ballet: Brian Raphael Nabors, Humperdinck, Griffes, Ravel, and Stravinsky

April 21–23, 2023

Dates

  • Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 7:30 PM

  • Sat, Apr 22, 2023, 7:30 PM

  • Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 2:00 PM

Location

Bass Performance Hall

Overview

In a unique artistic collaboration, the Texas Ballet Theater leaps onstage for a join program with the FWSO of sultry favorites including Stravinsky's evocative Suite from The Firebird, Griffes' tantalizing Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn and more. Balancing out the program is Of Earth & Sky: Tales from the Motherland, a world premiere work by Alabama native Brian Raphael Nabors, a rising star in the world of composition whose music has already been performed by some of this country's greatest orchestras.

Works

HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel

GRIFFES: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn

RAVEL: Suite of Five Pieces from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

BRIAN RAPHAEL NABORS: Of Earth & Sky: Tales from the Motherland (WORLD PREMIERE)

STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)

Featured Artists

Robert Spano, conductor

Texas Ballet Theater

Ben Stevenson, choreographer

Brian Raphael Nabors, visiting composer​

About the Artists

Robert Spano, conductor

Texas Ballet Theater

Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., choreographer

Brian Raphael Nabors, visiting composer

Want More Information?

Ahead of this performance, you will be able to find the Bachtales with Buddy pre-concert lecture, a link to the digital program for this concert, and links to guest artist bio pages below!

For additional questions, email boxoffice@fwsymphony.org