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Beethoven’s Eroica

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Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams, conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin

Stravinsky – Octet
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Guest artist, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, with his “stupendous technique and musical voice all his own,” will perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 , which premiered in 1923 at the Paris Opera in a program that held Stravinsky’s Octet, also featured in these concerts. The performance concludes with Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 3, Eroica, which he wrote after emerging from a deep depression recommitted to a life in music.

“Stravinsky and Prokofiev were contemporaries who both specialized in music for the theatre (think Petrushka and Romeo and Juliet as just two of the great ballets from them.)  We present some of their concert-compositions which still use their unique musical dialects.  Beethoven’s Eroica is one of the first symphonies I played concertmaster for back at Juilliard under my recently-passed conducting teacher, Otto-Werner Mueller, and it is full of memories for me of him.” Andrew Grams

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