A mere glance between Pelléas and Mélisande was enough, and fate was sealed. But fortune was not on the side of their love - the beauty was the wife of Pelléas' half-brother Golaud.
This love story, equal parts yearning and tragic, moved numerous composers to compositional exploration. As a suite from the pen of Gabriel Fauré and in the arrangement of the symphony with the music from Claude Debussy's opera, two special compositional forms of the subject are the focus of the fifth symphony concert. Debussy's music, which leads into the depths of the psyche, and Fauré's sparkling, emotionally forceful sonority, are carried on in the sensual sound language of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. Alberto Ginastera's concert for harp and orchestra provides energy-filled musical intoxication.