Beethoven and Stravinsky
January 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm | Keefe Center for the Arts (Parking and Directions)
Jonathan McPhee, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
STRAVINSKY Danses Concertantes
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
Stravinsky, known for his revolutionary ballets Rite of Spring and Petrushka, was commissioned to write a work for orchestra and instead wrote what he formed into an abstract ballet – the lively Dances Concertantes. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Eighth Symphony were written at similar times in the composer’s life but are worlds apart. The Violin Concerto can be compared to Beethoven’s Third or Seventh Symphonies: musical portrayals of the hero’s journey. Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony is jarringly optimistic and spirited compared to the troubles in love that frequented this period in the composer’s life; however, the work is no less monumental or complex than his other great symphonies.
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Click on the tracks below to listen to the music on this program.
Kelly Hall-Tompkins is the current fiddler for Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof. Watch the video below for her performance of the Fiddler Rhapsody and Scherzo.
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