On June 4, 2017, the CSO will again offer a free public concert for the citizens of Clinton and the surrounding areas. Riverview Park along the Clinton waterfront is the site of the concert, which begins at 6:30 pm. Friends of the symphony are encouraged to attend and bring along with them their family members and neighbors.
Musical selections cover a broad range including the light classical, Broadway, television, and motion pictures genres.
Symphony @ Riverview events in previous years have been well attended by the public. To some it has become an annual social musical occasion much anticipated.
Check Back Later for a Listing of Program Selections.
Born in 1874, Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (1874-1956) missed by a decade or so of becoming one of the so-called 'brats' of Russian music, that group of musicians and composers (Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich) who delighted in confounding and antagonizing the Russian and Soviet music establishments represented by Peter Tchaikovsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and later, by Alexander Glazunov, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Glière was born in Kiev. He was the second son of a wind instrument maker, Ernst Moritz Glier from Saxony, who emigrated to Russia where he married Józefa (Josephine) Korczak. His baptismal name was Reinhold Ernest Glier (gleer). About the time he began teaching at the Gnesin School of Music in 1900, he changed the spelling and pronunciation of his surname to Glière (glee-air), which gave rise to the false notion that he was of French descent.
Glière graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1900 with the skills necessary to garner a teaching position at the Gnesin School of Music in Moscow where he taught theory to such students as Sergei Prokofiev and Nikolai Miaskovsky, among many. He took a leave of absence from the Gnesin School in 1905 to study conducting...(continue)
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