What is inspiration? This is a question pondered by philosophers, theologians, and psychologists from earliest civilizations. Does it come from within, or is it external? Is it divine, a sacred revelation? Or, is it the product of conscious and subconscious human experience? Many people describe it as “a gust of wind.” The Latin origin of the word is “inspirare” - to breathe in.
This concert celebrates the works of “inspired” composers who are the creators of some of the most sublime music of the ages, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Saint Saens, and Wagner. This concert will also include Brandon Gunter, our 2019 Concerto Competition winner, who will perform his selection by Edouard Lalo.