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Musical Swans — Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Guest Conductor David Amado

FM Symphony

The two major works for this weekend are very different — but both have connections with the large, graceful birds.

David Amado, who is guest conducting the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, has a distinguished history, including directing the Delaware Symphony and then the Classical Orchestra of Atlanta. He speaks with Bill Thomas about Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, and Sibelius' 5th Symphony, in which a famous passage was said to be inspired by swans. He speaks about them with enthusiasm and appreciation. The concert opens with a piece by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

FM Arts is a special radio series of profiles, performances, and discussions with artists in the Fargo-Moorhead area. This series is funded by The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

From the FM Symphony website:

Masterworks 5 | Music Takes Wing

  • Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm
  • Festival Concert Hall, NDSU

Valentin Silvestrov Ukrainian Composer
Elegy for Strings

P. I. Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite

Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5

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