Mount Vernon Music presents the musical story of a man unable to distinguish imagination from reality in Don Quixote! Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 pm. Richard Strauss’ symphonic tone poem, in a version for six instruments by LászlóVarga, walks the listener through Western literature’s first epic novel by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. This colorful music, with the title role played by the cello,vividly portraysDon Quixote and his hapless sidekick Sancho Panza as they take up arms against imagined enemies “disguised” as windmills, sheep, religious pilgrims, and more. An introduction with examples from the piece will equip listeners with the perfect musical navigation system for maximum enjoyment.
Performing will be cellist Jolyon Pegis with Ute Miller, viola; Mark Miller, violin; Daryl Coad, clarinet; Alexander Kienle, French horn; Evan Mitchell, piano.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for college students with valid ID. Children’s admission through high school is free. (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder.)
Memberships in MVM start at $25 and support all the organization’s work, including scholarships for young musicians and outreach work for schools and seniors. Memberships are good for the year June 1 through May 31, and members receive discounts on ticket pricing. Details can be found at MVM’s website.
Mount VernonMusic is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2005 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.