Beethoven, Brahms and Brass

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor

Nitzan Haroz - Trombone

Matthew Vaughn - Trombone

Blair Bollinger - Bass trombone

Carol Jantsch - Tuba

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Kodály - Dances of Marosszék

Higdon - Concerto for Low Brass

INTERMISSION -

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

Brahms - Hungarian Dances

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
Once more, one of America's most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers, Philadelphian Jennifer Higdon, graces us with a brilliant new work, this time for those stalwarts of the brass section, the trombones and tuba. Hear them shine in this rare turn in the spotlight. Beethoven's Eighth Symphony may seem overshadowed by the magnificent Ninth that followed, but there's compositional genius (and humor) to burn here. Zoltán Kodály's Dances of Marosszék are the rural counterpart of Brahms's more urbane Hungarian Dances; they make wonderful bookends for this strikingly original program.

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