Program

Franz Joseph HaydN

Symphony No. 6 in D major, “Le matin”

Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, “Farewell”      

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Alexander Weimann, Fortepiano
 

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in Cullen Theater


Beethoven’s genius...  Haydn’s charm

Haydn’s talent for melody delights in his well-known “Farewell Symphony” as well as his lesser-known Symphony No. 6 – a breathtaking musical portrait of a beautiful sunrise in the morning. Beethoven’s spirited Piano Concerto No. 2 was a mighty showpiece that helped to introduce this great master to the Viennese musical scene.

This concert is made possible in part by Hans & Lili Kirchner, the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.

 
My Prince was satisfied with all my works; I received approval. As head of an orchestra I could try things out, observe what creates a good effect and what weakens it, and thus revise, make additions or cuts, take risks. I was cut off from the world, nobody in my vicinity could upset my self-confidence or annoy me, and so I had no choice but to become original.
— Franz Joseph Haydn, on his freedom to experiment in the Esterházy Court

Ensemble

 

Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Anabel Detrick
Noel Martin
Boson Mo
Hannah Watson

 

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga
Andrés González
Matthew Detrick
Jackson Guillen

Viola

Marie Daniels
Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith

 

Cello

Beiliang Zhu
Julia Sengupta

 

Violone

Deborah Dunham

 

 

 

Flute/Piccolo

Andrea LeBlanc

 

Oboe

MaryAnn Shore
Curtis Foster

 

bassoon

Stephanie Corwin
Georgeanne Banker

 

Horn

James Wilson
Paul Avril


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