Famous piece to be presented by North Carolina Symphony

June 1, 2012 by  

A special performance of “The Pines of Rome,” an epic masterpiece by Respighi, will be presented by the North Carolina Symphony on Saturday, June 9, at the Booth Amphitheater in Cary, North Carolina, just outside Raleigh. The Symphony is very likely to be using flyer printing and poster printing to inform the local community of this special event so that people can purchase the best seats for this event.

The Pines of Rome is one third of the Roman Trilogy composed by Respighi and is a depiction of the titular trees in the four corners of Rome as they watch over the city from midday to dawn. Respighi used the pines as a testimonial for the principal events in Roman life and as way to recall visions and memories.

The piece became an immediate sensation after it premiered in Rome in 1924 and became a very popular composition of the 20th century. Film score writer John Williams has said that he used it as inspiration for many of the scores he wrote and it was a prominent feature in Disney’s Fantasia. It is an ideal piece for an outdoor concert, with songs of nightingales, sounds of children playing, and bold brass lines.

The Pines of Rome will be the culmination of the concert, which will also feature the “Waltzing Cat” by Leroy Anderson, the “Wild Bears” by Edward Elgar, and “And God Created Great Whales” by Alan Hoyaness, with a recorded whale song and selections from the “Peter Grimes” opera by Benjamin Britten. William Henry Curry, the Resident Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony, also has “The Flight of the Bumblebees” by Rimsky-Korsakov on the program.