Coming Up: A Family Affair!

Don’t miss the March symphony, A Family Affair, on Saturday March 13, 2021, featuring the amazing talents of our local musicians:  Carrie Pierce (cello), Ying Zhang (cello), Ivan Petruzziello (clarinet), David Sutanto (piano)

To increase your enjoyment of the concert, familiarize yourself with the orchestral pieces. There is nothing better than live music!  You can familiarize yourself with the works to be presented in A Family Affair through these YouTube links:

Piece: Concerto for two cellos and orchestra, RV 531, g minor
The Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
“The Concerto in G minor, catalogued as RV 531, is the only double concerto for cello that Antonio Vivaldi ever wrote.” Read More in our Program Notes.

Piece: Clarinettino
The Composer: Ondrej Kukal (b.1964)
The Clarinettino Op. 11, subtitled Concertino for Clarinet and Strings, was written in 1990. The piece was performed for the first time at the festival Mladé pódium (Young Podium) in 1994,” Read More in our Program Notes.

Piece: Symphonic Variations
The Composer: Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
The work was dedicated to Louis Diemer, who had premiered Les Djinns,  a symphonic poem for piano and orchestra that brought Franck one of his rare critical successes.” Read More in our Program Notes.

Piece: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E-flat Major (Eroica)
The Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) One of the composer’s most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven’s innovative middle period. Read More in our Program Notes.

Call 361-883-6683 for tickets. Performances at 2PM and 7:30 PM on March 13 at the Texas A&M Performing Arts Center.

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