Harp Fantastique

Harp Fantastique

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 | 7:30pm

School for Creative & Performing Arts Corbett Theatre, DOWNTOWN
108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Prelude Talk: 6:45pm | SCPA Mayerson Theater | Eckart Preu

Preconcert Performance: 6:45 pm | Lobby | Riley Irish School of Music

Eckart Preu, conductor

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

Les Winds Fantastiques

GYÖRGY LIGETI: Concerto Romanesc (CCO Premiere)

ARTURO MARQUEZ: Concerto for Harp, “Mascaras” (CCO Premiere)

HECTOR BERLIOZ, arr. ARTHUR LAVANDIER: Symphonie Fantastique (North American Premiere)

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Wine will be available for purchase

“Harp Fantastique” celebrates the harp at the center of a program that tells stories of human passion and transformation. Born in Moldova, Ina Zdorovetchi is an internationally recognized harp virtuoso.

György Ligeti is known as an avant-garde composer par excellence. His music has been used in many movies like The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut. His Concerto Romanesc reflects on his early childhood in Romania and his first encounters with Romanian folk music: alphorn players in the Carpathian Mountains, virtuoso fiddlers, honking bagpipes, and masked musicians terrifying the children. This is orchestral folk music at its best: original, rough, wild.

Arturo Marquez is one of the most prominent Mexican composers of our time. Hailing from a family of Mariachi and folk musicians, his music is influenced by the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the dance halls in Mexico City. Masks are an important part of Mexican culture, and are symbols of religious, social, spiritual, and political significance. In his Concerto for Harp “Mascaras” (“Masks”), Arturo Marquez tells of the rejection of the original peoples of Mexico and the resiliency and heart of the Mexican people through Marquez’s famous danzon.

Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique (Fantastic Symphony) was revolutionary in its musical language. Even now, 190 years later, its musical language is fresh, original, and captivating. Conceived as an autobiographical dreamscape, the symphony follows the passion for a beautiful woman, Harriet Smithson. In this new re-imagination of Symphonie Fantastique by French composer Arthur Lavandier, audiences will experience his obsession and pursuit of love in a new light. In this North America premiere, we experience a new interpretation the familiar masterwork. Intended as a ‘recreation,’ it is an open-minded tribute to the genius of Berlioz’ masterpiece.

Eckart Preu, conductor

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp


Reception Sponsor


School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Washington Park Garage: The Washington Park parking garage is located directly north of the SCPA campus at 1230 Elm Street.
  • Metered Street Parking: Metered street parking available on adjacent streets.


Aug 13 2022


7:30 pm
School for Creative & Performing Arts


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