Arts and culture

ENCORE! RSO 2017/2018 Classics Concert #1

Oct 10, 2017

The RSO's Classics Concert #1, "The Universe At An Exhibition" was performed live October 7th in Rockford's Coronado Theater.   The program includes Sir Edward Elgar's "Cockaigne Overture," James Stephenson's "Celestial Suite" and Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition."

Classical and folk music continue to intermingle in fascinating ways. The intersections stretch back far beyond Bach, who cleverly slipped a German folk song into his Goldberg Variations. Later, composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Béla Bartók combed the countryside, collecting tunes from villagers.

Carl Nelson / WNIJ

Captain Wails & The Harpoons performs "Neon Lights" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Find Captain Wails & The Harpoons at bandcamp.