LSO Concert: “Something Borrowed” – Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:30pm

One of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky once said, ‘‘Mediocre composers borrow. Great composers steal.” On Saturday evening, December 9 at 7:30pm, you are invited to join the well regarded, nonprofit Livingston Symphony Orchestra in a live concert performance of exciting music that illustrates the meaning of this puzzling statement.

After the thrilling, popular Overture to “The Thieving Magpie” by Rossini, Maestro Anthony LaGruth will be both conductor and guide as you listen to themes based on piano works by Rossini be transformed by another composer, Respighi, into his Boutique Fantastique. This ballet by Respighi tells the story of a magical toy shop and is often described today as a cross between “The Nutcracker” and “Toy Story.” Next, in his neoclassical style, Stravinsky then uses fragments of works attributed to the baroque composer Pergolesi to create a suite of music filled with charming melodies, vibrant rhythms, and boundless energy. This concert program of compelling music is not to be missed!

The concert will be held at the Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston NJ. We hope you can join us!

Please note that the new work by Idio is unfortunately still in progress, so we will not be able to perform it.

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