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Beethoven, Brahms and Brass

Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24

Classical Music Downtown

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Nitzan Haroz - Trombone
Matthew Vaughn - Trombone
Blair Bollinger - Bass trombone
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Kodály - Dances of Marosszék
Higdon - Concerto for Low Brass
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
WORK(S) TBA - Johannes Brahms / Hungarian Dances TBD

Once more, one of America's most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers, Philadelphian Jennifer Higdon, graces us with a brilliant new work, this time for those stalwarts of the brass section, the trombones and tuba. Hear them shine in this rare turn in the spotlight. Beethoven's Eighth Symphony may seem overshadowed by the magnificent Ninth that followed, but there's compositional genius (and humor) to burn here. Zoltán Kodály's Dances of Marosszék are the rural counterpart of Brahms's more urbane Hungarian Dances; they make wonderful bookends for this strikingly original program.

These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

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Venue Information

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-790-5800 phone
215-790-5801 TTY

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