Flagstaff AZ (March 13, 2012) – The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra concludes its Sixty Second season with “A Russian Finale” complete with the Master Chorale of Flagstaff and the Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages Choir on April 13, 2012 in the NAU Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Flagstaff Arizona.
A composition by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov begins the Russian-based musical evening and captures the liturgical observance of the Russian Orthodox Easter holiday. Following the Rimsky-Korsakov piece will be an Igor Stravinksy work commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Serge Koussevitsky in 1930. Koussevitsky asked fellow countrymen Stravinsky to write the celebratory symphony in recognition of the BSO then fiftieth anniversary.
The FSO evening will conclude with chorale and choir performing ”Cantata: Alexander Nevsky” by Sergey Prokofiev. The cantata is composed of a historical mixture of songs about Alexander Nevksy, a prince, saint, and defender of medieval Russia.
FSO tickets are available at NAU’s Central Ticket Office in the University Union, online at www.nau.edu/cto, or by calling 928-523-5661. During the week of the concert, all student tickets are just $8 with a valid student ID presented at the time of purchase. This concert is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.