The Amherst Symphony Orchestra brings its 2013-2014 season and its exploration of second symphonies to a close with an all-Beethoven concert on Saturday evening, May 3, 2014 at 8pm. The concert will open with Ludwig van Beethoven's beautiful Romance in G major for violin and orchestra followed by his vibrant Symphony #2 in D major. Beethoven's Second marks the end of the composer's "early" period, and is characterized by both the buoyant, classical language of Haydn and the wild passion we associate with the mature, often tragic Beethoven.
The concert will be presented in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, on the Amherst College campus; it will last approximately one hour and be performed without intermission. Music honors graduate Abigail Gray '14 is the solo violinist in Beethoven's Romance, which will be conducted by music honors graduate Luca Antonucci '14. Music Director Mark Lane Swanson leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Second.
Tickets are $10 for general public, $5 for seniors and children 12 and under, and free for Five-College students.