March 5 - Memorable Melodies



Our March program is tuneful and full of recognizable melodies. Offerings include Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Bizet’s Suite No. 1 from Carmen – which contains some of his best-known melodies. Also on the program is the first RSO performance of Bruch’s Ave Maria, featuring cellist Mark Kosmala, Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy – full of familiar American folk songs, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain – heard in Disney’s Fantasia and Brahms’ great Academic Festival Overture.

  • Glinka-Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
  • Bruch-Ave Maria, featuring Mark Kosmala, cello
  • Bizet-Carmen Suite No. 1
  • Mussorgsky-Night On Bald Mountain
  • Bilik-American Civil War Fantasy
  • Brahms-Academic Festival Overture