Brevard Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Main Stage
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM


NEW DATE: Sept 26, 2020 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Concert Sponsors: Dr. Richard and Susan Weber
Colleen Blagov, flute

RAVEL Pavane pour une infant défunte
MOZART Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313*
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastoral”

Beethoven depicted his love of nature in his programmatic 6th symphony, originally titled “Pastoral Symphony, or Recollections of Country Life.” Though he worked on both his 5th and 6th symphonies at the same time, they could not be more different. Ravel’s work, which translates literally to Pavane for a Dead Princess, does not refer to death, but to music a young princess may have enjoyed dancing to. When you hear Mozart's G Major flute concerto, it's hard to believe that Mozart disliked the flute and finished the work under protest. It was part of a commission from a wealthy amateur flutist, Ferdinand de Jean which required Mozart to compose three flute concertos and several other short pieces. Mozart never finished the commission and lost out on a great deal of money. It is an elegant work, requiring great virtuosity from the soloist.

* Due to logistics involved with presenting Michael Daugherty's Trail of Tears, Maestro Confessore has decided to postpone that work, performed by flutist Amy Porter, until the 2021-22 season. We are delighted that we have engaged flutist Colleen Blagov as soloist on September 26. Colleen is Principal Flute with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a spectacular artist with an incredible stage presence.

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