National Philharmonic: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic:
Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Colin Sorgi, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor 

Marjorie Merryman   Windhover Fantasy
Prokofiev   Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven    Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”)

“No one can love the country as much as I do. For surely woods, trees and rocks produce the echo that man desires to hear,” said Beethoven, whose intense love of nature is expressed in the “Pastoral” Symphony, most famously the depiction of a thunderstorm in the joyful fourth movement. Exotic sonorities permeate Prokofiev’s popular Violin Concerto No. 2, a work that reflects the many places the composer found himself as he wrote the piece, including France and Russia. The use of Spanish castanets in the third movement is a tribute to the country where the concert premiered.

There will be a Member Encore Q&A.

Violinist Colin Sorgi “plays with utter conviction, a tour de force of stamina, virtuosity and rhythmic precision." - Fanfare Magazine 

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Colin Sorgi