Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8pm
Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 3pm
ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
MATEUSZ WOLSKI, VIOLIN
Conductor Laureate Eckart Preu (2004-19) returns to conduct Barber and Bruckner. Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski performs Barber’s Violin Concerto, an American masterpiece that blends melodic charm with virtuosic fire. Anton Bruckner, deeply religious and shy, so lacked in confidence that he allowed his friends to “improve” his music. Since the original versions came to light, we see what an incredible talent he really was. What his friends considered naive music now stands as towering works, often described as “cathedrals in sound.” His Fourth Symphony, “Romantic,” seems to conjure up the old folk tales of the Austrian forest, with horn calls, songs, prayers, forest murmurs, birdsong and hunts.
Samuel Barber — Violin Concerto
Anton Bruckner — Symphony No. 4, Romantic
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