Feb 26, 2023
$25 (fees included)
Student and senior discount available
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The award-winning Texas Medical Center Orchestra returns to the Hobby Center to present the second of three concerts in the “Mindful Transformations” season: The Power of Life. Artistic Director, Libi Lebel, leads the orchestra in a celebration of three works by composers who each overcame adversity to create some of the most memorable music of the era.
Opening the program, the orchestra performs Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s In The Beginning. Rautavaara describes a musical journey that begins with mysteriously dark strings and unravels into brightness alluding to the natural cycles of life.
In the second piece, TMCO welcomes Assistant Professor of Piano from Sam Houston University, Diego Caetano, to perform an iconic favorite of the piano repertoire – Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Major. Diego Caetano brings his virtuosic skills and intensity to this masterwork of the piano.
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote his Symphony No. 2 in D major after a friend noticed the composer’s had been staying at home without composing for extended periods of time. He helped to finance a trip for Sibelius to go to Italy and reinvigorate himself. The music is lively, balanced with many majestic and contemplative moments, with stunning brass chorales, a pastoral folk waltz, and fugues worthy of a Gothic church.
TMCO is one of the very few orchestras with its origin in the health professions. Most of the members are healthcare professionals who have a dedication to music that goes beyond their daily occupations. TMCO is just the right medicine!
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