Event

Steven Copes Plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

January 12-14, 2018

Description

American composer Jessie Montgomery’s Records from a Vanishing City evokes the vibrancy of her 20th-century New York upbringing and reflects on the disappearance of communities in the face of rapid gentrification. Iconic works by Beethoven bookend the Midwest premiere of Montgomery’s work, with SPCO Concertmaster Steven Copes as soloist on Beethoven’s extremely virtuosic Violin Concerto, which at its inception pushed the limits of the concerto form and continues to challenge violinists and electrify audiences today.

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven
Grosse Fuge for String Quartet

Jessie Montgomery
Records from a Vanishing City for Chamber Orchestra (Midwest premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto

Times & Locations

January 12, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

January 13, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

January 14, 2018 – 2:00 PM
Arden Hills/Bethel

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