Beethoven's "Eroica"

05/20/2017, 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM

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Canteloube Chants d'Auvergne
Debussy Afternoon of a Faun
Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Larry Rachleff Conductor  | Susan Lorette Dunn Soprano

The two mighty chords that open Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony announce all by themselves that music will never be the same again. We leave the genteel world of the 18th century behind and begin the wild and exciting ride into the romantic era with the Eroica Symphony. Another pioneering work, now also beloved opens the concert. Debussy’s Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun has been called the first piece of modern music, so daring  (for its time) were its harmonies and structure. Now, like the Eroica symphony it is one of the most played and admired pieces in the repertoire. Rounding out the first half of the concert is a selection of the charming melodies of the Auvergne region of France-folk tunes elevated to concert hall glamour by the musicologist/composer Joseph Canteloube.

View the program notes here.
Tickets start at $18 |  Students $5
Unable to attend the concert? Tune in to Blue Lake Public Radio on June 4, 2017 at 1pm for a rebroadcast of the concert.

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