Barber’s whimsical Violin Concerto spotlights ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida with poetic music that will sweep you off your feet. It’s a mystery why Schubert left his eighth symphony unfinished, although one historian claimed, “He could never have finished it because nothing could approach the originality, power, and skill of the first two movements.” On the other hand, Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his one opera, of which the third is the most impressive, and most popular.
Program to Include
WEBER Der Freischutz: Overture
BARBER Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Program subject to change.
This concert will include an intermission.
Shiyeon Sung, Conductor
Robert Uchida, ESO Violin