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Beethoven's Sixth

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Friday, February 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
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Concert Description

“No one can love the country as much as I do,” insisted Beethoven. “For surely woods, trees, and rocks produce the echo which man desires to hear.” The composer, who loved a walk outdoors to escape city life, provided us a clear path through his Pastoral symphony; his scenes recall a visit to the countryside, a gentle brook and birdsong, a “merry gathering of country people,” a sudden downpour, and ultimately feelings of gratitude to God. On the first half, Alisa Weilerstein returns to perform Barber’s demanding Concerto for Cello.


John Storgårds, conductor  Bio

John Storgårds is the Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and was recently announced as the Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for the20 12/2013 season. John Storgårds is one of Finland's exceptional artists and has taken the classical music world by storm in recent decades. He has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso, and is widely recognized for his creative flair for programming and commitment to contemporary music. He additionally holds the title of Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, giving some of Europe's most imaginative concerts north of the Arctic Circle.

Alisa Weilerstein, cello   


TBD Midnight Sun Variations  
BARBER Concerto for Cello  
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale"