Beethoven’s First

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor

Sarah Chang - Violin

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Ligeti - Romanian Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

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Dvorák - Violin Concerto

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Thursday, May 7, 2015

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang highlights this concert. A child prodigy, she made her debut with the Orchestra in 1991, when she was just 10 years old. One critic declared: “The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.” She’ll be performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto. The Concerto is just one element in a largely Eastern-European-themed concert. We’ll also hear Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, and Beethoven’s First Symphony. While clearly influenced by Mozart and Haydn, this Symphony is just as clearly Beethoven’s own, the announcement of an epochal arrival in the world of the symphony.



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