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RIT Philharmonic Orchestra Mid-Week Beethoven

When: Wed., Feb. 9, 5:10 p.m., Wed., March 2, 5:10 p.m., Wed., March 30, 5:10 p.m. and Wed., April 20, 5:10 p.m. 2022
5:30 concerts preceded by short lectures at 5:10. Details here.

Feb 9: Vienna meets Beethoven
Haydn, “Representation of Chaos” from The Creation (1796); Mozart, Serenade in E-flat for Eight Winds, K. 375 (1782), 2. Menuetto and 3. Adagio; Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21 (1800), 3. Menuetto and 4. Finale. Adagio—Allegro molto e vivace.
5:10 presentation: “. . . where you will receive the spirit of Mozart from Haydn’s hands.”

Mar 2: Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral” (1808)
5:10 presentation: “. . . more feelings than images”: The symphony as poetic narrative.

Mar 30: Music for Goethe’s Egmont
Beethoven, Overture and Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84 (1810), featuring Prof. Amy Cochrane, Clärchen (soprano), & Prof. Andy Head, narrator/Egmont.
5:10 presentation: Beethoven and women, real and fictional.

Apr 20: Vienna, 1822
Beethoven, Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124 (1822); Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished” (1822).
5:10 presentation: Receiving the baton and passing the torch.

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