PROGRAM 3: Of Heroes and Angels
“Strauss emphasized the radical shifts of mood throughout the piece, from the alternately fiery and lyrical passages… His performance had an air of refreshing spontaneity that made it seem that the violinist was exploring and discovering the piece anew.” – Alexander Kahn, San Francisco Classical Voice
Beethoven’s “Eroica” broke all the rules and established new musical boundaries. Two centuries later its astonishing powers remain undiminished. American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ Musica Celestis is a heavenly meditation painted in radiant, ecstatic colors.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
Pre-concert talks begin one hour prior to each performance (FREE to all ticket holders).
Kernis Musica Celestis
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Axel Strauss, violin)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”