May 12, 2018


SATURDAY MAY 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Kevin Rhodes, Principal Conductor
First Baptist Church in Newton
Price Range: $20 – $70

Sunset Strip

Clarinet Concerto
Thomas Martin,Clarinet

Symphony No. 40

PACO Anniversary Commission

Pro Arte welcomes back Kevin Rhodes for its anniversary finale, opening with Michael Daugherty’s 1999 opus Sunset Strip, which takes the listener on a vivid tour of this famed Los Angeles locale.  Aaron Copland’s sober and jazzy Clarinet Concerto comes next, featuring stellar BSO clarinetist Thomas Martin, in a piece originally composed for Benny Goodman.  Also on the program is Mozart’s energetic Symphony No. 40 – our nod toward Pro Arte’s forty-year history.  This concert, and our anniversary season, concludes with the world premiere of a festive new work by Somerville composer Howard Frazin in honor of Pro Arte’s birthday.