French Revolution

“The French Revolution” is a program honoring the distinct writing style of French composers. Compositions by Ravel, Bizet, and Saint Saen, plus the grand finale, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture make for a wonderful program. Although Tchaikovsky was not a French composer, his musical tribute of the Russian/French War in 1812, has become a standard in the serious orchestral repertoire. Today, this is regarded as one of the most recognizable orchestral pieces in the world. The 1812 Overture was Tchaikovsky’s musical description of Russia’s army defeating Napoleon’s French army. Included in the program is our Gold Medalist TCYS Concerto Contest winner, Kim Savage, playing Saint Saen’s Cello Concerto.