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Third Symphony

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 3:00 PM

Concert Description

Experience all four symphonies, two piano concertos, chamber works and much more in our three-week Brahms Festival celebration!

Festival Program 2 of 6:
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Danjulo Ishizaka, cello

BRAHMS Tragic Overture
BRAHMS Double Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

ConcerTalk - 6:45 Saturday, 1:45 Sunday: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music!

Topic: Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, Swafford will explain the details of the romantic overture tradition. Audiences will learn about Brahms’ complicated relationship with Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, for whom he wrote his only violin concerto, and how his third symphony written five years later was received in Vienna.

VALENTINE'S BONUS: 1 PM Sunday Music Bar: Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes at the DIA - On your way to Orchestra Hall Sunday, stop at the DIA to enjoy a collection of love songs in Ländler style (a folk dance in 3/4 time which was popular in Austria, south Germany, German Switzerland, and Slovenia) — Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes.