Symphony No.1, Op.68 in C minor
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto, Op. 61 in D major
Antoine Plante, Conductor
Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission
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.
Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster