Beethoven, Brahms and Brass
Thursday, February 22 through
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.