Beethoven Seven

Beethoven Seven

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Music Director and Conductor:
Gregory Vajda

Guest Artists:
Elina Vähälä, violin

Brahms…………Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Berg……………..Violin Concerto
Beethoven…….Symphony No. 7

Known as the “Apotheosis of the Dance,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 presents a particularly vivacious side of the composer; even the introspective second movement bursts with rythmic vitality. The centerpiece of a triad of gems offered tonight, the Beethoven is complemented by Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, which the composer transcribed from its original setting for two pianos in order to teach himself the art of orchestration; and by Alban Berg’s sublimely crafted Violin Concerto, the occasion for Finnish virtuoso Elina Vähälä’s return to the Rocket City.

Program Notes

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