Season Event

American Symphony Orchestra

  • November 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Leon Botstein, conductor

Brahms: Serenade No. 1, op. 11, D major
INTERMISSION
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), op. 55, E-flat major

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “a new concept in orchestras,” this innovative orchestra curates its thematic programming around the visual arts, literature, politics, and history, while unearthing rare classical gems. Founded in 1962 by legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, the American Symphony Orchestra was conceived to showcase extraordinary American musicianship through “concerts of great music within the means of everyone.” Celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, this esteemed ensemble appears under the baton of its longtime Music Director Leon Botstein, an ardent advocate for reenergizing seldom-performed music. This captivating program opens with Brahms’ Serenade No. 1, Op. 11 in D major and also features Beethoven’s bold and heroic Eroica Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 in E-flat major. “Under Mr. Botstein, the orchestra brought clear, light textures to the variegated score.” (The New York Times)

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