The Power of Life concert by Texas Medical Center Orchestra

800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 TX

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra's second concert of the 2022-2023 season will focus on "The Power of Life" and the human ability to embrace the gifts and struggles that life holds for us. Finnish composer Rautavaara wrote "In the Beginning" to create a picture of the wonder of life. The piece opens with micro elements merging together into matter followed by intense struggle ending with a big bang-creation of life. Life is pretty special and complex. When we think of how it all started and the chance that human life would evolve, we are in awe of the power of life. Sibelius' second symphony was not only inspired by the optimism that Finland had to hold while fighting for its independence, but it was also inspired by a larger picture he had in mind: sharing the struggle, crisis, and the turning-point in the life of an individual. Pieces include: Rautavaara's In the Beginning, Prokoviev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major Op. 26 featuring Diego Caetano on piano, and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 43.

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