GEMMA NEW conducts
NATHAN OLSON violin
DEBUSSY Printemps (Spring)
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Experience nature and love through music during this concert. Debussy’s sublime suite uses musical impressionism to evoke the gradual blossoming and eventual birth of nature in springtime.
Bartók’s ‘lost’ work is an idealization of his true love for violinist Stefi Geyer and is filled with infectious melodies and jagged rhythms that would showcase her virtuosic talents.
Beethoven composed his Sixth Symphony, a programmatic work that uses the many colors of the orchestra to tell a pastoral story, complete with babbling brooks, bird calls, a turbulent storm and a merry gathering.