- September 28, 2019
- 8:00 pm
- Marietta Performing Arts Center
There's no place like home. The Georgia Symphony's sixty-ninth season begins with a voyage of discovery, and a homecoming of enlightenment.
Beethoven's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is a short choral cantata that begins the sojourn. This work, which features the GSO Chorus, has very discernible connections to Beethoven’s most famous work, his ninth symphony. Elgar's Spanish Serenade and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor add a bit more international flavor to the mix.
Dvorak's popular "New World Symphony" brings us back home, but with a view of America through the eyes of a traveler. Its alluring melodies and driving brass fanfares have captivated audiences since its premier in 1893 at Carnegie Hall. The nostalgic second movement has been featured in arrangements, transcriptions, and utilized in film and documentary scores.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World", Op. 95
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