Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra

Free Lowell Philharmonic concert on November 19.

Lowell – Valerie Taylor conducts the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in a free Concert on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm at the Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road in Lowell, MA.

In “Diva In Love,” soprano Hailey Fuqua portrays many aspects of the love-filled heart — rapturously devoted (Robert Schumann’s song “Widmung”), sorrowing and apprehensive (Desdemona’s lament, from Rossini’s Othello), and blithely seductive (Delilah hoping to re-enchant her man: “With plaintive notes” from Handel’s Samson).  Even mother-love is presented, in “Senza mamma” from Puccini’s Suor Angelica: a nun who has taken the veil after bearing an illegitimate child has learned that the child has died, and she searches Heaven for a trace of his sparkling eyes.  The culmination of the concert is the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which depicts a young girl pouring out her heart, on paper, to the fascinating man she had just met a few hours before, writing all night in moods from tempestuous to tender.

The Lowell Philharmonic also performs Schubert’s two-movement Symphony No. 8 (the “Unfinished”), an evanescent mood-piece by Elgar (“Dream-Children”), and the racing, high-hearted Overture to Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.

No tickets or reservations are required. Free parking is available on the street and in the bank parking lot across the street.

For more information about the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and this free concert, call 978-677-9840 or visit www.lowellphilharmonic.org.