The Buffalo Philharmonic's Spring for Music program traces a grand arc. Music Director JoAnn Falletta leads the orchestra first in the quiet, ethereal "Morning Prayers" from Giya Kancheli's Life Without Christmas, a work scored for strings, alto flute, piano, electric bass, and the taped sounds of organ and boy soprano. Then the expanded orchestra looks to bring the house down with Reinhold Glière's massive Symphony No. 3.
WQXR's live broadcast starts at 7:30 pm.
AUDIO: Joanne Faletta discusses the Buffalo program:
Giya Kancheli: “Morning Prayers” from Life Without Christmas
Reinhold Glière: Symphony No. 3, Op. 42, “Ilya Muromets”
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, music director