Glens Falls Symphony’s Mother’s Day Concert to Honor Hugh Allen Wilson
By Mirror Staff
Monday, April 25, 2011
Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Springs will be performed by the Glens Falls Symphony during its Sunday, May 8 concert in memory of Hugh Allen Wilson, the Bolton Landing resident who served as the Symphony’s music director from 1984 to 1998. Wilson died at his home in Bolton Landing on December 18.
The concert, under the direction of Maestro Charles Peltz, will also feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 along with Mozart’s overture to The Impresario, and Osvaldo Golijov’s Sidereus. .
Pelz will conduct a pre-concert talk will in the high school auditorium at 3:15. The concert starts at 4 pm.
The Glens Falls Symphony is one of 35 orchestras performing the eight-minute long Sidereus as it continues its unique 35-city tour begun in Memphis on October 16. The name is derived from Galileo’s book Sidereus Nuncius, written after studying the moon for the first time through a telescope, thus opening the moon to scientific rather than purely poetic observation. The music offers simple melodies and harmonies that reveal more upon closer examination. The piece was commissioned by a consortium of 35 American orchestras to honor Henry Fogel, the former president of the League of American Orchestras and a champion of classical music.