Jan 6, 2020
In this episode of Inside the Music: The Reno Phil Podcast, Music Director and Conductor Laura Jackson and Chris Morrison discuss the third concerts of the Reno Phil's 2019-20 season. On January 18 and 19, 2020, Laura Jackson and the Reno Phil perform Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark, inspired by a poem by Philip Levine, an evocative journey about hope, endurance and renewal. Also, violinist Esther Yoo, recently named one of Classic FM’s Top Artists under 30, performs Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto, a thrilling display of virtuosity and melodic beauty. The program closes with Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, the "Inextinguishable," a dramatic work written in the midst of World War I - highlighted by a dramatic duel between two timpanists in the fourth movement - that conveys the idea of an “inextinguishable” life force that withstands suffering and persists through adversity.