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Lexington Symphony’s 2013–2014 Season: Music of Masters
All concerts at Cary Hall, Lexington Center
Join Lexington Symphony in 2013–2014 as it pays homage to some of classical music’s most distinguished composers! Highlights include a collaborative performance with New World Chorale of Beethoven’s extraordinary Symphony No. 9, Gabrieli’s Music for Brass with double brass quintet, and a special presentation of Michael Gandolfi’s Winter Light with Lexington High School’s Chamber Choir.
Staying true to its community roots, Lexington Symphony will once again celebrate the spirit of the holidays with Holiday POPS! in December, while continuing its efforts to engage music lovers of all ages with the Kids’ Workshop and Concert in April, and the informal and family-friendly Concert in the Round in June.
Conductor’s Talk by Maestro Jonathan McPhee is held one hour before all performances (with the exception of Holiday POPS!).
Click here to view Lexington Symphony’s 2013–2014 season brochure.
February 8, 2014 / Saturday, 8 pm
Susato, La Mourisque
Gabrieli, Brass Ensemble
Arensky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
Warlock, Capriole Suite
Gandolfi, Winter Light
This very special program features various sections of the orchestra performing music that is uniquely their own. Lexington Symphony’s fantastic brass section plays the music of Susato and Gabrieli, evoking the grandeur of an age where brass ruled. The strings play three works by Arensky, Tchaikovsky, and the mysterious composer known as Peter Warlock. Following up on the success of the new work we commissioned from composer Michael Gandolfi last season entitled Fortune, Fate, and The Fool, we round out this evening’s program with a joint performance — with Lexington High School’s Chamber Choir — of his beautiful Winter Light for chorus and strings.
April 5, 2014 / Saturday, 8 pm
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
Martin, Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
This program subtly celebrates the idea that the sum of the parts can be greater than any distinct characteristic or voice. Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture manages to use musical sounds to capture the essence of the Scottish Hebrides, with its cold, bleak, and windswept bogs. Martin’s Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments first gives each of the seven winds an opportunity to be the concerto soloist then introduces the percussion instruments, building to a large ensemble piece in the finale. Beethoven succeeds, with his unforgettable Symphony No. 7, in combining the very simplistic elements of melody, rhythm, and harmony to create a towering masterpiece.
April 6 / Sunday, 2 pm
Kids’ Workshop and Concert
This enjoyable, family-friendly event brings classical music to life as kids try their hand at playing orchestral instruments and conducting their own group of players! Featuring music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Martin.
This special event is one of many community outreach performances Lexington Symphony will give during its 2013–2014 season.
June 14, 2014 / Saturday, 7 pm
Concert in the Round
Meet and mingle with Lexington Symphony musicians and gain a new perspective on the orchestra, which is situated in the middle of Cary Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are selected and performed by ensembles from the orchestra. Q&A with Jonathan McPhee and orchestra musicians at 6 pm.
Sponsored by the Sonin Fund