Jan 5, 2023, 7:30pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Violin Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky finally managed to arrange the premiere in far-away Boston—so that if it were a flop, he would not have to be present to hear it himself.
The Eternal Stranger, for narrator and orchestra
Ella Milch-Sheriff's The Eternal Stranger piece was inspired by a dream Beethoven had in which he imagined himself transplanted to Jerusalem.
Marcia funebre from Symphony No. 3, Eroica
The moving Funeral March musically mirrors the triumphs and struggles of a heroic figure inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, although Beethoven later rejected that connection.
Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven's sole opera Leonore (later revised as Fidelio) revolves around the title character posing as man to save her husband, Florestan, from politically motivated imprisonment.