Kenneth Fuchs: Glacier
concerto for electric guitar
February 26, 2017
BABCOCK Event Horizon (Southeast US Premiere)
FUCHS “Glacier,” Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra
HOLST The Planets
D.J Sparr, guitar
Back by popular demand, your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present “The Planets in HD,” a celebration of space exploration. The concert opens up with the Southeast US Premiere of an atmospheric and engaging work by Bruce Babcock, Event Horizon Following, the SCSO present one of Collins’ favorite collaborators, award-winning composer, Kenneth Fuchs. Guitarist and composer, D.J. Sparr will perform Fuchs’ powerful Glacier (Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra). Glacier is cast in the form of a five-movement virtuoso concerto inspired by the sweeping panoramic vistas of Montana. Each movement is based on my aural conception of the natural elements found in Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park: stone, water, vapor, ice, and the famous scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road in northwest Montana. In 2014, your SCSO dazzled audiences with Gustav Holst’s epic work, The Planets. Experience a profound new approach to Holst’s symphonic powerhouse, The Planets, live with HD images from NASA projected on the big screen. On a screen over the stage you’ll see the latest stunning images from the Mars Rovers and past probe missions Magellan, Voyager, and Galileo. In cooperation with NASA, The Planets in HD adds a spectacular visual element to Gustav Holst’s cosmic masterpiece.