Before the glory days of epic cinema, Ottorino Respighi wrote big, colourful and brash works about Rome that beg for the large canvas and conjure fantastic images, distant sounds and ancient grandeur. In a rare treat, Central Florida audiences will hear two of those sonic masterpieces back to back, Roman Festivals and Pines of Rome. Roman Festivals is a soundtrack to life in Rome that would encapsulate everything from the sounds of nature to the boisterous sounds of the festivals. Pines of Rome is a breathtaking ode to nature and the iconic landscapes of the Eternal City. From climbing pine trees and mysterious catacombs to vivid bird calls, this rich canvas has been called “one of the most colorful scores of its century.” Kristin Naigus joins the SCSO to perform Kenneth Fuchs' Concerto for English Horn in one movement, Eventide. This beautiful and pastoral work takes its creative impulse from the spiritual tunes ‘Mary Had a Baby’ and ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’, among others.