Beethoven Eight

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and the Stars of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, January 19, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Music Director and Conductor:
Gregory Vajda

BeethovenLeonore Overture No. 3
SchumannConcert Piece for Four Horns and Orchestra
AdamsAbsolute Jest, for string quartet and orchestra
BeethovenSymphony No. 8 in F major

We open the year 2019 – Alabama’s bicentennial – by featuring the musicians of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra front and center. Our horn section will perform Schumann’s commanding Concert Piece, and our principal strings will give the Alabama premiere of John Adams’ Absolute Jest (2012), a dialogue between quartet and orchestra which mischievously samples many motives and themes from Beethoven. The great master himself anchors the program: we’ll hear one of several overtures he composed for his opera Fidelio, as well as the remarkably forward-thinking Eighth Symphony.

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