Beethoven's 7th

09/14/2018, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Bernstein Divertimento
Barber Concerto for Violin
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Marcelo Lehninger Conductor  | Karen Gomyo Violin

Beethoven himself conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 7 at a benefit concert for soldiers wounded in battle. Ever since, Beethoven’s immortal Seventh Symphony has stirred the hearts and inspired the imaginations of listeners for 200 years. In the 2010 movie “The King’s Speech,” the powerful, second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh sets the scene at the film’s climax as King George VI announces on radio that Great Britain had declared war on Nazi Germany. Violinist Karen Gomyo returns as soloist in Samuel Barber’s lyrical and virtuosic Violin Concerto, one of the most frequently performed works of the 20th century.
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Join us for Talkback, a conversation featuring GRS musicians with casual and wide-ranging conversations related to the concert. This takes place from the stage immediately following the Friday evening concert.
Tune in to our concert rebroadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio on Sunday, March 3 at 1 pm.

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Individual tickets start at $18 |  Students $5

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Beginning this season, new security measures will be in place. All patrons must pass through metal detectors upon entering the venue. All bags are subject to inspection. Bags larger than 14 x 14 x 6 inches will not be permitted.