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Gerard Schwarz, director
This concert begins with a tone poem by the dean of African American composers, William Grant Still (1895-1978). An extremely accomplished musician, Still played oboe in the pit orchestra for Sissle and Blake's very successful musical, Shuffle Along. In 1926, conductor Eugene Goossens premiered Darker America, which became Still’s first major success. Still wrote, “Darker America is representative of the American Negro, and suggests triumph over sorrow through fervent prayer.”
The W.A. Mozart's (1756-1791) Symphony No. 41, nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony, is the largest and most complex of his symphonies. It is the culmination of the great classical period symphony, paving the way for Beethoven's revolutionary works.
Frost student competition winners Kristin Baird, violin; Tadao Hermida, cello; and Pricila Navarro, piano perform Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) Triple Concerto in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday. This is the only Beethoven concerto for multiple instruments and one of seven works that he wrote that included the piano and an orchestra.
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AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty/Staff Students - Undergrad Students - Grad/Professional Prospective Students Students - International Admitted Students
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