Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 may be classical music's number one all-time hit. A masterpiece of triumph, Beethoven's "Fifth" has charmed audiences for centuries. Its opening motif is familiar to all. This celebration of Beethoven also features the Egmont Overture, a tribute to the sacrifice of a man condemned to death for taking a stand against oppression. Cheryl Losey, principal harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra, will bring her exceptional talent and passion to Ginastera's dramatic Harp Concerto.
|Date||Thursday, April 3, 2014|
Coffee and refreshments at 10:00 am
Classical Conversation at 10:30 am
Philip Mann, conductor
Cheryl Losey, principal harp
|Price||$10 at the door|
Enjoy a one hour preview of this Masterworks concert brought to you by the Sarasota Orchestra Association. It is an informative and enjoyable opportunity for any classical music lover to learn more about music and to heighten appreciation of the program pieces. The preview features Phil Gainsley leading a musically illustrated discussion,and includes an appearance by Philip Mann and Cheryl Losey, principal harp.
Mann showed himself to be a skilled musical architect, designing and executing a beautifully paced interpretation, which seemed to spring from somewhere deep within the music.
Losey was mesmerizing in her solo work.
||Overture to Egmont, Op. 84|
||Cheryl Losey, harp||
Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67