RPO


Arrow Left Arrow Right
S M T W T F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            

Site Search


Beethoven's Eroica

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Buy Subscriptions


Andreas Delfs, guest conductor

Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald,  bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair

 

WAGNER Sigfried Idyll
R. STRAUSS Duet-concertino
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55

 

Wagner’s most popular orchestral work, Siegfried Idyll, is also his most intimate piece. It is tranquil and introspective, a clear reflection of his life with wife, Cosima, and their son, Siegfried for whom the piece is named. RPO Principal Clarinet Kenneth Grant and Principal Bassoon Matthew McDonald join forces in Richard Strauss’s Duet-concertino. Inspired by a fairytale, the concertino was one of the composer’s final pieces. Closing the program is Beethoven’s powerful “Eroica” Symphony. The piece, which represents a turning point in musical history, springs to life from two brusque opening chords and has been described as “the greatest single step made by an individual in the history of the symphony”.

 

The 2018–19 Season is presented by 

News and Notes

Connect with the RPO


Twitter

Facebook

Blog

Instagram

YouTube

Meet Our Musicians