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Beethoven's Symphony No. 8

Friday, February 1, 2019
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This program is centered around the concept of identity and the risks involved in being true to one's self. Each composer in this program struggled with his own secrets. The concert opens with an overture to Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, in which Leonore must disguise herself as a prison guard to rescue her husband. George Corbett performs the Concertino for English Horn by Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Then, Copland's Quiet City, featuring VSO principal trumpet David Vonderheide and English horn George Corbett. This piece represents a character from the Shaw play of the same name, who abandons his heritage and dreams in exchange for his material wealth and success. The program concludes with Beethoven's cheerful Symphony No. 8, full of joy despite the loss of his hearing.

Hosted by:
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Location:
Communication Building - Main Theatre
Cost:
Contact VSO Box Office for tickets.
Audience:
Everyone
RSVP:
Contact VSO Box Office for tickets.
Website:
https://virginiasymphony.org/concerts/regent-university-classics/
Special Notes:
Regent University students, faculty, staff and alumni qualify for a 20% discount on all VSO performances. Please contact the VSO Box Office directly at 757.892.6366