Main Line Symphony Orchestra - Fall Concert
The Fall Concert of MLSO's 2019-2020 season will feature:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture #2 Op. 72a
This overture is believed to have been Beethoven's first attempt at an overture for his opera, "Fidelio", for the 1805 premiere.
Nothing else in Beethovens career caused as much effort and heartbreak as the composition of his only opera which took ten years, inspired four different overtures, and underwent two major revisions and a name change before convincing Beethoven that he was not a man of the theater.
Knoxville Summer of 1915, Op. 24
This piece is a 1947 work for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber, with text from a 1938 short prose piece by James Agee. The work was commissioned by soprano Eleanor Steber, who premiered it in 1948 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky.
Soprano soloist: Sophia Hunt
Sophia Hunt is in her fourth year at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she holds the Hirsig Family Fellowship and studies with Vinson Cole. This season, Sophia sings Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Faith in Empty the House by Rene Orth, in addition to performing with Curtis on Tour as part of the Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library in Athens, Greece.
Symphonic Dances Op. 45
The Symphonic Dances is an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Sergei Rachmaninoff's last composition. It was premiered by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, to whom it is dedicated, on January 3, 1941.
Tickets are also available at the door, children 13 and under are admitted free with paying adult
Valley Forge Middle School (View)
105 West Walker Road
Wayne, PA 19087
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