CELEBRATION – featuring soloist James Kleiner

  • November 5, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra   will open its 69th season  on Nov 5, 2017   with CELEBRATION, a full symphony orchestra concert   of works reflecting  beginnings, endings, and the triumph of hope over adversity.  The Orchestra, under the baton  of Musical Director Ertan Seyyar Sener, will perform 4  pieces:

Overture to Candide                                                      Leonard Bernstein

First Suite in  E-flat major for Military Band              Gustave Holst

Clarinet Concerto in A major K. 622                             Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op.67                               Ludwig von Beethoven

The concert will open with   the Overture to Candide from Leonard Bernstein’s  1957 operetta based on  the Voltaire novella of the same name.  The piece is a lighthearted blending  of four featured tunes from the operetta, all reflecting the  theme,” All’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”

Holst’s Suite in E-flat major for Military Band, completed on 1909, is the first major work ever written to showcase  wind, brass and percussion. The three movements, Chaconne, Intermezzo, and March, are all based on English folk tunes and carols, and are meant to be played continuously; the  exuberant work is considered to be one of the best known and most loved   pieces ever written for military bands.

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622,  featuring soloist James Kleiner,  was Mozart’s last  orchestral work, completed less than 2 months before his death in  1791, when he was at the height of his powers.   The piece moves from the light and joyful  Allegro, through the measured and melodic Adagio to the final  Rondo,  a  bouncy“whirlwind of sound” .



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