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Clara and Johannes
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Clara and Johannes

Denise Lumm, clarinet; Rachael Pearson, violin
Brian Wharton, cello; Tanya Stambuk, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN- Piano Trio No. 1
BRAHMS- Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114

The relationship between Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann, wife of the composer Robert Schumann, is one for the ages. Was their relationship a friendship? A love triangle? Something more, something less? This program brings together the sublime music of both Brahms and Clara in this most complicated of musical relationships.

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Happy Birthday, Beethoven!
Feb
16
2:30 PM14:30

Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

 

Pre-Concert Talk Hosted by Dave Beck / 1:30 PM

Sam Almaguer, clarinet

BERNSTEIN - Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
GEORGE WALKER - Lyric for Strings
COPLAND - Clarinet Concerto
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Few composers loom as large as Ludwig van Beethoven, born 250 years ago this year. His monumental Symphony No. 7, alongside the rest of his canon, inspired composers for centuries including three iconic American composers: Leonard Bernstein, George Walker, and Aaron Copland. Sam Almaguer, principal clarinetist of the North Carolina Symphony, joins Maestro Schulz and the Orchestra for Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, a jazzy American masterpiece. Experience Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from the blues Broadway hit On the Town and Walker’s Lyric for Strings, noted for its eloquent beauty.

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Music of Richard Strauss
Apr
26
2:30 PM14:30

Music of Richard Strauss

Pre-Concert Talk Hosted by Dave Beck / 1:30 PM

Anton Nel, piano

ETHEL SMYTH - Overture to The Wreckers
STRAUSS, R. - Burleske, TrV 145
STRAUSS, R. - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
STRAUSS, R. - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, op. 59

From operas to tone poems, Richard Strauss’ compositions tell a compelling story. Celebrate the varied repertoire of this great German composer through the prankster in Till Eulenspiegel and the complicated and comical love story in Der Rosenkavalier. Pianist Anton Nel joins the Orchestra for Strauss’ Burleske which includes playful themes, dramatic moments, and exuberant energy. The program begins with the Overture to The Wreckers, an opera by Ethel Smyth produced in 1903 by the Metropolitan Opera which remained for more than a century the only opera by a woman composer ever mounted by the company.

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Pictures at an Exhibition with Visuals by Adrian Wyard
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

Pictures at an Exhibition with Visuals by Adrian Wyard

Pre-Concert Talk Hosted by Dave Beck / 1:30 PM

GLINKA - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
ADAM SCHOENBERG - Picture Studies
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL - Pictures at an Exhibition

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Art inspires art. Our season opening concert brings back Seattle artist Adrian Wyard and his stunning visuals as the Auburn Symphony Orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition. “The Gnome”, “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”, “The Market” and more are brought to life with Wyard’s visuals. Also featured is the overture to Russlan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka and Adam Schoenberg’s GrammyⓇ-nominated Picture Studies: a “Pictures at an Exhibition” for the 21st century.

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