Concert 1

"Sumptuous Strings"

October 29, 2017

Texas A& M International University - 3:00pm

Concert 1

Awakening Beethoven

Sunday October 21st 2018


Texas A&M International University Recital Hall

Mozart                                       Cosi Fan Tutte Overture

B. Ranjbaran                             "Awakening"

Delius                                        On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring &  Summer Night on the River

Beethoven                                Symphony  No.7

From the frivolity of Mozart’s 3rd operatic collaboration with Da Ponte that awakens such hilarity and joy we kick off the season in a upbeat manner. This jollity is balanced with a reflection on war & peace that inspired Behzad Ranjbaran in writing his work for the Green Mountain Music Festival in South Korea. These are followed by the English somewhat impressionistic composer Frederick Delius who allows us to wallow in the glory of nature, much as Beethoven had done prior to writing his thrillingly upbeat 7th Symphony.