National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Claudio Bohórquez, cello, plays Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante / Symphonies by Brahms & Haydn
Cellist Claudio Bohórquez, "an elegant artist who places his emphasis on song" (Washington Post), plays Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante on a program that includes Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Haydn's "La Passione" Symphony.
- Nov. 6 - 8, 2014
- Concert Hall
- Approx. 2 hours
- $10.00 - $85.00
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About Brahms's Symphony No. 4:
Rich in allusions to Beethoven and Bach, Brahms's final symphony is perhaps most celebrated for its majestic finale. Through more than 30 variations on a theme, it explores a range of emotions--from melancholy to nobility to triumph--not to mention sheer orchestral color beyond anything Brahms attempted in his earlier symphonies.
Glenn Donnellan, NSO violin, on Brahms's masterpiece:
"I love that you can hear how Brahms was the Romantic master in just the first bar of his 4th Symphony. The first movement alone is like a whole symphony in itself--and the second slow movement is regal, touching, and full of pathos, with some of the juiciest violin writing ever."
Performance Timing: Part One - 65 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.
AfterWords: Thu., Nov. 6 performance followed by a free discussion with the artists and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.
Note: Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 Claudio Bohórquez will sign CDs and materials after the concert, in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.
Program and Notes
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The NSO Music Director Chair is generously endowed by Roger and Vicki Sant.
The Green Series is sponsored by