The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein asked Sergei Prokofiev to write the score for his 1938 movie depicting Alexander Nevsky's defeat of the Teutonic knights at the Battle of Lake Peipus in 1242. The film got caught up in the politics of the day. You can hear the story as well as the film score on New Years night.
Also scheduled are Schubert's Impromptus, Opus 90 complete; Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; and music of Palestrina, Monteverdi and Sweelinck.
Tune in to Exploring Jazz tonight at 10 pm tonight and learn about the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala fundraiser, “Puttin’ On The Ritz.” Joel Greenblatt will interview William Rogan, Development Director for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra (SCSO), Aaron Collins, Artistic Director, Eric Lee, President of the SCSO and Bill Trudean, Communications Director.