Symphony to Serenade

Chamber Soirées

Single tickets go on sale Tuesday September 3, 2019

February 27, 2020Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
March 1, 2020Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall


KOETSIER    Brass Symphony, Op. 80

Anthony Limoncelli, trumpet; Daniel Kasteen, trumpet; TBD, trumpets; TBD, horn; Brad Williams, trombone; TBD, trombones; Marc Morgan, bass trombone; Aaron Tindall, tuba

IBERT    Trio

Daniel Jordan, violin; Natalie Helm, cello; Katherine Siochi, harp

DVOŘÁK   Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22

String Orchestra: 
Violin: Samantha Bennett; Chung-Yon Hong; Meghan Jones; Jennifer Best Takeda
Viola: Rachel Halvorson; Nathan Frantz
Cello: Christopher Schnell; Chizuko Matsusaka
Bass: John Miller

An embarrassment of riches awaits the listener in this program featuring works for large ensembles. Dutch composer Jan Koetsier composed his Brass Symphony in 1979 and it quickly became a favorite among brass players worldwide. Witness the power and agility of today’s brass instruments as 10 master players bring this tuneful work to life. Jacques Ibert’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp provides moments of wit and ethereal repose before 9 string players take the stage for Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings. Composed in just 12 days in 1875, this work is without a doubt one of the sunniest that the Czech master ever penned. The joy and contentment that Dvořák was experiencing at that time, with his new bride and first born son, shine through in every movement of the work and are guaranteed to be contagious.


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