The Grand Rapids Symphony opens its 2018-2019 season with a new idea,
the TalkBack.


Join violinist Jo Preece as she chats with you and her GRS colleagues after each Friday evening Classical and Great Eras concert about music and life. She will guide casual and wide-ranging conversations building dialogue between the musicians and the community. We hope to see you after the concert.
 


Friday, October 5
Scheherazade,
Immediately following the performance

WEBER Overture to Abu Hassan | KHACHATURIAN Concerto for Piano
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Topics:
The Legend of Scheherazade | How to Accompany Solo Violin | The Art of Telling a Story Through Music


Friday October 12
Bach and Beyond
Immediately following the performance

BUXTEHUDE Fanfare and Chorus | GABRIELI Canzon septimi toni a 8 | MARCELLO Concerto for Oboe | VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No. 9 | BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3

Topics:
How to appreciate/approach music from the Baroque period | GRS Bach Festival | Identifying the Baroque sound | Why do we still play Baroque music | Musician and audience perspective



Friday, November 2
Bernstein's 100th
Immediately following with performance

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" | BERNSTEIN Slava! A Political Overture | BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide | BERNSTEIN Selections from West Side Story, Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, and Arias and Barcarolles

Topics: A biographical outline for the repertoire | How to approach Bernstein's many musical styles



Friday, November 16
Mozart Mass in C Minor
Immediately following the performance

IVES The Unanswered Question | SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
MOZART Mass in C minor
 
Topics: The musical weight of all 3 pieces | Mass - a musical representation of one's spiritual journey