Program

Franz Josef Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
Symphony No. 52 in C minor

Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” - 'See the conqu'ring hero comes', WoO 45

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Beiliang Zhu, Cello

 

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in the Green Room


A thrilling night of classical cello works

Join us for Haydn’s immensely popular C-major Cello Concerto performed by Beiliang Zhu, Mercury’s principal cellist and an early-music specialist. Hear this spectacular work as if you were attending its premiere at Esterházy in the 1760s.  Also on the program, one of Haydn’s last Sturm und Drang works and Beethoven’s Twelve Variations on Handel’s “See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes!”

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


Ensemble

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin

Joanna Becker
Anabel Detrick
Andrés González
Jackson Guillén
Kana Kimura
Sean O'Neal
Rachel Shepard
Hannah Watson
Rachell Ellen Wong*

Viola

Kathleen Carrington, Principal
Matthew Carrington

Cello

Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Sonya Matoussova

Bass

Deborah Dunham, Principal

Oboe

Gonzalo Ruiz, Principal
Sarah Schilling

Horn

Todd Williams, Principal
James Wilson

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