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
Antoine Plante, Conductor
Alexander Weimann, Fortepiano
Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission
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.
Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster