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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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in our world, but not our commitment to you. As we navigate the 2020-21 season, we will be there for you, just as you continue to be there for us. We will be accommodating should you be unable to safely attend an event. If we make the decision that an event needs to be rescheduled or cancelled, we will let you now as soon as possible, providing you the choice of ticket donations, exchanges, and refunds. As we look to the future together, thank you for considering the effect that mass refunds have on the financial stability of your Spokane Symphony. You are always welcome to put the value of your tickets back into your account and use the funds for another event. We look forward to the 75th season of the Spokane Symphony, bringing live orchestral music to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, while keeping our audience and musicians safe!