|Join LUCO for the double symphonic opening concert of our 2010-2011 season.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of our friend & colleague, George Shangrow
Beethoven’s Symphony #8 is generally considered one of the composer’s most magnificent orchestral creations, and Beethoven himself considered it “so much better” than his Seventh. What will you think of this light-hearted and charmingly delightful work? He saves his best musical joke for last – wait until you hear how he perfectly skewers the tradition of the overly-exaggerated coda!
On a completely different note, Shostakovich’s Symphony #12 is dedicated to the memory of Lenin. But is it a genuine tribute or something more cleverly coded? Either way, it’s a work of epic power and sweep, almost cinematic in scope, emotionally charged with driving rhythms. And Shostakovich finishes with a passionately bombastic flourish in an exaggerated coda of his own!
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12, “The Year 1917”
Christophe Chagnard, conductor
Single tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors (62 and older), 12 years of age and under free.
For the ultimate deal purchase season subscriptions through our website, www.luco.org. Only $45 Gen Adm/$30 Sr and Student (four concert series) or $34/$23 (three concert series)