You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.
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.