Brahms and Central Europe
7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Joshua Weilerstein - Conductor
Ricardo Morales - Clarinet
Shaw - Entr’acte, for string orchestra
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 3
A Czech composer's take on a Russian-Ukrainian novelist's (Gogol) tale of a Cossack hero—Janácek's tone poem Taras Bulba is gorgeous music! And so, of course, is Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2, thrillingly realized by our brilliant Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales. Brahms's penultimate symphony shows the master composer at the peak of his musical powers, a fitting conclusion to this dynamic program, led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.