James Lowe, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Violin Concerto Op.77 in D Major
The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)
To end the 77th season, we journey to Hungary and beyond with music and tales rooted in folk traditions. Bartók’s music conjures tipsy farmworkers, dancing bears and a warm village evening. Brahms’ Violin Concerto oozes warmth and Hungarian spice, while Ligeti takes folk music to a dizzying extreme. Stravinsky’s Firebird concludes with monsters, heroes and princesses from the ultimate musical fairytale.
Masterworks & Mimosas: Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the symphony perfects their work in the final moments with James at the dress rehearsal. Masterworks & Mimosas lets you be a part of the inner workings of the orchestra while enjoying a mimosas, coffee, and gourmet pastries. Join us at 10am on Saturday, May 13th.
Saturday, May 13th
Preconcert Lecture: 6:30pm
Sunday, May 14th
Preconcert Lecture: 2pm