GUILLAUME CONNESSON Flammenschrift, (2012) BORN: May 5, 1970, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France WORK COMPOSED: 2012 WORLD PREMIERE: November 8, 2012, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris; Daniele Gatti conducting the Orchestre National de France Guillaume Connesson is currently one of the most performed French composers in the world. His music has been performed by the Royal […]

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Program notes by Vincent Osborn © 2019 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 BAPTIZED: December 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany DIED: March 26, 1827, in Vienna, Austria WORK COMPOSED: 1801-02 (Dedicated to Prince Karl von Lichnowsky) WORLD PREMIERE: April 5, 1803, at Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Beethoven conducting Losing […]

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Obsession: Mendelssohn & Berlioz

Full Program Notes Program notes by Vincent Osborn ©2019 Sponsored by Pachel Foundation MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Red Cape Tango from Metropolis Symphony (1993) BORN: April 28,1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa WORK COMPOSED: 1993 WORLD PREMIERE: October 1, 1993, at the Palace Theatre, Albany; David Alan Miller conducting the Albany Symphony Orchestra Michael Daugherty first came to […]

Lynn Harrell Plays Dvořák's Cello Concerto

CLICK HERE for concert details and ticket information Program notes by Vincent Osborn JONATHAN LESHNOFF Starburst (2010) BORN: September 8, 1973, in New Brunswick, New Jersey WORK COMPOSED: 2010 WORLD PREMIERE: April 29-30, 2010, at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore; Marin Alsop conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Leshnoff is one of the leading composers bringing […]

Along The Mediterranean Concert Graphic

EMMANUEL CHABRIER España BORN: January 18, 1841, in Ambert, Puy-de-Dôme, France DIED: September 13, 1894, in Paris WORK COMPOSED: 1883 WORLD PREMIERE: November 4, 1883, at Théâtre du Château d’Eau for the Société des Nouveaux Concerts in Paris, Charles Lamoureux conducting Emmanuel Chabrier is best known today for the orchestral showpiece España. His small body […]