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Beethoven & Blue Jeans
Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series

Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: None

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Philip Mann, conductor
Inbal Segev, cello

November 9, 2013
Saturday at 8:00 PM

November 10, 2013
Sunday at 3:00 PM


    Gulda Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra About this piece
    Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60 About this piece

Beethoven and Blue Jeans presents a thoroughly Viennese affair with sounds of court, nature, and even the city’s downtown clubs. Opening the performance in quintessential fashion is Johann Strauss’s Overture to Die Fledermaus, which is infused with the excitement of nighttime Vienna and its grand waltzes and intoxicating flair. A personal favorite, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 is one of the most perfect works of the classical Viennese symphony genre. His brilliance and wit is particularly sharp is one of his finest and most joyful works, whose only shortcoming is that it was a middle child -falling between Eroica and the mighty 5th Symphony.

Outrageous personality Friedrich Gulda crossed genres between jazz and classical as a pianist, but as a composer he left all labels behind. His Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra is an altogether Viennese work citing everything from Haydn to rock and roll as inspiration. It could easily have been kitsch, but Gulda’s genius engenders a work of style, fun, and panache. Bringing the unforgettable concerto to the Robinson stage is critically acclaimed cellist, Inbal Segev, making her ASO debut.

At the Symphony with Geoff Robson, KLRE Classical 90.5

For a closer look at the ASO's Masterworks concerts, including Beethoven and Bluejeans, tune in to KLRE Classical 90.5 for At the Symphony with ASO Associate Conductor Geoff Robson on Thursday, November 7 at 11am and Friday November 8 at 7pm.