The Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra brings together skilled local performers to celebrate a broad variety of music, musicians, and audiences. They invite us to a concert featuring characters that represent the good, the bad, and even the innocent.
PSSO violist Scott Selfon composed the show’s opening work, a tribute to the late Stan Lee with nods to many famous melodies that have supported all of the great superheroes in the Marvel universe. Then they present a rendition of Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin, an orchestral suite derived from a corresponding ballet based on a story by Melchior Lengyel. The ballet itself was so salacious that after its 1926 premiere in Cologne the work was banned on moral grounds due to a plot that pushes boundaries and crosses “adults only” lines. Ironically, the “hero” Beethoven originally dedicated the “Eroica” symphony to (Napoleon Bonaparte) proclaimed himself to be emperor and not the champion of democracy that Beethoven originally thought. Join PSSO for a performance that explores concepts of heroism and villainy in the classic and modern ages.
Stan Lee Tribute – Selfon
Miraculous Mandarin – Bartok
Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” – Beethoven
Presented by Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra.