Pastoral Beethoven

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 4:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Alexi Kenney

  • Regarded the father of Czech music, Bedrich Smetana [Bed-REECH Smeh-TAH-nah], wrote this piece named after a river that flows through Prague, and he gives the flutes a workout in it.
  • Composer Max Bruch wrote over 200 works, with his first violin concerto remaining one of the most popular pieces for solo violin and orchestra today.
  • Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, aka the Pastoral Symphony, was composed at the same time as the famous Fifth, and each movement's title is a sentence by the composer about the outdoor scene he is trying to depict.

 

 

Smetana—Vltava (Die Moldau)

 

Bruch—Violin Concerto No. 1
     Alexi Kenney, violin

 

Beethoven—Symphony No. 6

 

 

VIEW SEATS & GET TICKETS

 

This concert is part of our new Saturday Night Series, including:

  • A Lemony Snicket Holiday - December 23 at 8PM
  • Pastoral Beethoven - January 20 at 8PM 
  • Mozart Requiem - March 17 at 8PM

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Making Concerts Fun Again

 Free pre-concert talk with Maestro Cabrera begins an hour before the performance

 Bring your drinks to your seats
 Phones on and silent allowed
 Clap when you like what you hear

 

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