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"Triumphant Tchaikovsky"

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • 7:30 PM
  • Julie Rogers Theatre
Our fantastic season continues with some wonderful triumphs of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Bizet’s Symphony in C and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto make for an international program of time-honored classics.  

SOST Concertmaster Matthew Detrick performs one of the greatest violin concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. It is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Detrick is no stranger to a challenge, having begun playing the violin at the ripe age of three and turning it into an active performing and teaching career.

Beethoven’s well-loved “Egmont Overture” begins with a powerful, strikingly original overture that summarizes the course of the drama, from its ominous slow introduction to the manic transformation of tragedy into triumph in a brilliant coda, which he echoed at the end of the play as a Victory Symphony.

Bizet’s Symphony in C was an extraordinary accomplishment for the 17-year-old student of the Paris Conservatoire. The melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration of the piece reveal the amazing talent of the youthful Frenchman.

“Come experience the beautiful melodies, rich orchestration, and elegant charm of Georges Bizet,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton II. “It will be an evening not to be missed!”

Concert co-sponsors: Entergy Texas and Christus- St. Elizabeth Hospital

Artist Sponsor: Beaumont Music Commission

 

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