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Saturday May 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

We end of 2021-2022 season with beginnings. Beethoven’s first symphony signaled the end of the classical period, while Prokofiev’s opening to his oeuvre, composed 120 years later, looked back in the very ideals Beethoven was using. Beethoven’s First Symphony is a delightful work in the style of his teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn. We will demonstrate from the stage how Beethoven used and departed from tradition. Similarly, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev tried to espouse the classical ideal while writing in his unmistakable 20th-century style for his first symphony, also known as the Classical Symphony. It’s the perfect pairing of innovation and formal perfection. Hilary Coon, our principal oboist, also will also be featured, playing Alessandro Marcello’s moving Concerto in C-Minor.

Robert Baldwin

  • Beethoven Symphony #1 in C major, op. 21
  • Marcello, Alessandro Oboe Concerto in D minor Solo: Hilary Coon, oboe
  • Prokofiev Symphony #1 in D Major, op. 25 “Classical”
  • Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, Movement 2 Solo: Bernard Li, piano
  • Grieg Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16, first movement Solo: Benjamin Tufte, piano
  • Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21, 1. Maestoso Solo: Caleb Spjute, piano
  • Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11, first movement Solo: He Chang, piano
  • Moszkowski Piano Concerto Op.59 in E Major, First Movement Solo: Yangqi Wang, piano
  • Scriabin Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20, III. Allegro Moderate Solo: Hongda Wu, piano
  • Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21, 1. Maestoso Solo: Conrad Flake, piano


Saturday May 21, 2022
7:30 pm
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