Brevard Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Main Stage

Brevard Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Paul Huang, violin
Conductor: Christopher Confessore

HIGDON blue cathedral
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D Major
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Saturday, October 24 7:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky and Brahms were born on the same day in 1840 and 1833 respectively. They met in person for the first time in 1887 and eventually became friends. Paul Huang returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Violin Concerto, once considered unplayable. Brahms wrote his 2nd symphony while on a summer holiday on a lake in Austria. As such, it has often been compared to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, written in memory of her brother Andrew who died in 1998, represents their relationship. The solo clarinet, her brother’s instrument, and the solo flute, hers, begin and end the work.

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