With notes faster than a speeding bullet, the Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will feature three of the biggest names in classical music on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center. Masters of Our Universe, will showcase classical superheroes Mozart, Beethoven, and Stravinsky.
The evening begins with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, a herculean piece that seamlessly combines drama, wit, and humor. The famous finale features a perpetual motion texture that is a virtuosic vehicle for the violins. Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks takes audiences to images of the great gardens behind this Washington D.C. mansion. With a nod to the 18th century through the eyes of the 20th century compositional chameleon, this is a reinvention of the Bach Concerto Grosso.
The evening concludes with Ludwig van Beethoven’s fleet-footed Symphony No. 4, perhaps this giant composer’s wittiest work. From the dark opening that is interrupted with what could be called Beethoven’s raucous laughter, this upbeat work never loses its unbridled energy. As with the Mozart, it also uses quick-silver themes that seem to never rest until the composer plays a few more jokes on the listener.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling the Lincoln Center at 970.221.6730 or clicking HERE.
Masters of Our Universe is sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony. The Fort Collins Symphony’s Season sponsor is Banner Health, the Masterworks Concerts sponsor is the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, and the B Sharp program is supported by Kaiser Permanente.
For more information about the upcoming Fort Collins Symphony Season, please call 970.482.4823.