“Beethoven in the Belding. That's what this season is all about” said Music Director Edward Cumming, who celebrates his seventh season as Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in 2008-2009. “This season fulfills my dream to utilize The Bushnell’s two magnificent performing spaces, an ideal venue in which to hear Beethoven's nine glorious symphonies. Whether it is Beethoven’s Second Symphony - where the music can sometimes feel like a caged animal, trying to emerge from the box Mozart and Haydn left to him - or the more epic Third and Fifth Symphonies - where Beethoven stands alone, demanding to be heard – the music will feel like you are right on top of the Orchestra in the Belding Theater. In Mortensen Hall, we will present the thundering Ninth Symphony, as well as the First Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem.”
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Gabrielli - Canzona
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis
Haydn - Concerto in C Major for Cello
Emily Taubl, cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Cellist Emily Taubl is the second oldest of seven musical children. This past summer, Ms. Taubl and her family were finalists on NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” Ms. Taubl is currently pursuing a second degree at the Hartt School, where she was recently awarded the grand prize in the Van Rooy Competition for Musical Excellence. She has also been the top prize winner in the New England String Ensemble Youth Concerto Competition, the Boston Virtuosi Concerto Competition, the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, and the New Hampshire Division of the American String Teachers’ Annual Competition. Her solo appearances include the Granite State Symphony, Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, New England String Ensemble, Boston Virtuosi, and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra.
March 29th at 7PM on WNPR's Sunday Spotlight:
Wagner - Prelude to Parsifal
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Adina Aaron, soprano
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"