Jan 22 2017
Students: $10 Adults: $20 – $32
On sale October 1st at 10am
Poetry and music join forces as we showcase our remarkable concertmistress, and delve into Beethoven’s penultimate symphony. The opening piece is by American composer Christopher Theofanidis (“theo-fun-nee-diss) (b.1967) based Dreamtime Ancestors on the Australian aboriginal idea that everyone is connected through our “dreamtime ancestors” of the past, present, and future. Each movement is preceded by a short reading.
Next, our brilliant concertmistress, Katherine Winterstein will take us through her interpretation of American composer, Samuel Barber’s iconic violin concerto. Katherine’s performs on a remarkable and historic instrument, made in 1774, over a hundred years before Beethoven was even born. The program closes with Beethoven’s relentlessly cheerful eighth symphony, a masterpiece that often gets overshadowed by the more famous seventh and ninth symphonies. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, guaranteed!