“Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture
Felipe Tristan, BSO Assistant Conductor
El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat or Le tricorne)
The BSO’s assistant conductor Felipe Tristan begins this program with Tchaikowsky’s musical depiction of Shakespeare’s tragedy – soaring love theme and swordfights included! Maestro Nick Armstrong continues with three Spanish-flavored works, the highly colorful “Capriccio Espagnole,” de Falla’s “El sombrero de tres picos", and – bring on the snare drum players – Ravel’s “Bolero” which he described as one huge orchestral crescendo…. Shades of Rossini?