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Beethoven’s “Pastoral” 

Symphonic

October 16–18, 2020

Dates

  • Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 1:30 PM

  • Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 2:00 PM

Location

Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

Duration

This concert will last approximately 80 minutes and will be performed without intermission.

Overview

Beethoven’s deep love of nature-inspired his 6th Symphony, and he famously said this work was “more an expression of feeling than painting.” Be swept away to the countryside as you hear musical scenes depicting the calls of birds near a brook, a peasant’s dance, a thunderstorm, and a shepherd’s prayer. Concierto de Aranjuez, which ushered the classical guitar into the 20th century, will guide you on a journey of the Aranjuez region of Spain which Rodrigo and his wife loved to visit. Written in the vibrant key of D Major, Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony” hearkened back to the Viennese Classicism of Haydn and Mozart while still managing to capture the essence of his tumultuous era in history.

Read the program here.

Works

PROKOFIEV
Classical Symphony, Op. 25

JOAQUÍN RODRIGO
Concierto de Aranjuez

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Featured Artists

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Roderick Cox, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar

Pre-Concert Lecture Series

Bachtales with Buddy

Join Principal Keyboardist Buddy Bray for Bachtales with Buddy where delves into the symphonic repertoire for this performance!

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About the Artists

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Roderick Cox

Conductor

Jason Vieaux

Guitar

Plan Your Concert Experience

Bachtales with Buddy!

Gain extra insights into our Symphonic programs with Bachtales with Buddy! This digital pre-concert lecture will feature the vast knowledge of Shields-Collins (Buddy) Bray to help you get the most out of your concert experience.

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