Program

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Symphony No.1, Op.68 in C minor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Violin Concerto, Op. 61 in D major

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
 

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, location to be announced


Pressure creates diamonds

Hyped as the heir apparent to Beethoven, expectations wore heavy on Brahms as he wrote his First Symphony. What resulted was an incredibly dramatic work filled with lyrical melodies, rich harmonies, and a victorious hymn-like finale. This work is paired with Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto – a virtuosic masterpiece.

Experience Mercury’s unique take on these masterpieces in their opening night performance.

This concert is underwritten by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.

 

Program Notes    

AntoIne's Message

 

 

 
Buy by all accounts, Beethoven’s Ninth is transcendental karaoke.
— Dr. Greg Barnett
 

Ensemble

 

Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Anabel Ramirez

Noel Martin

Kana Kimura

Edson Scheid**

Nayeon Kim**

Hannah Watson

Joanna Becker

 

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga*

Andrés González

Maria Lin

Jackson Guillén

Rachel Shepard

Sean O'Neal

Viola

Kyle Miller*

Matthew Carrington

Yvonne Smith

Toma Iliev**

 

Cello

Julia Sengupta          

Francis Koiner

Sonya Matoussova

Shino Hayashi

 

Bass

Deborah Dunham*

Paul Ellison

Erik Gronfor

Michael Gorman

horn

Todd Williams

Linda Dempf

Paul Avril

Sara Cyrus

 

Trumpet

Nate Mayfield

Amanda Pepping

 

Trombone

Liza Malamut

Steve Lundahl

Mack Ramsey

 

Timpani

Richard Brown

 

 

Flute

David Ross

Andrea LeBlanc

 

oboe

Stephen Bard

Kristin Olsen

 

clarinet

Thomas Carroll

Elise Bonhivert

 

bassoon

Nate Helgeson

Clay Zeller-Townson

 

contra-bassoon

Damian Primis

 

 

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