"Write the Music You Love"
- Oct 22, 2019
- beethoven, adolphe, britten
- Paul Richardson
When you are a rising star, you get plenty of advice. But for composer Julia Adolphe, the most impactful recommendation she received was offered, she said, by an inmate she met while teaching music theory at Auburn Correctional Facility:
Indeed, Adolphe is one of the most in demand composers working today, and it is apt that the fourth Marleen Forkas Connoisseur Series concert (March 29, conducted by the acclaimed Laura Jackson), which has the theme Women in Music, will be kicked off by her 12-minute piece, Shiver and Bloom. A musical dialogue between the human mind and body, it is a hauntingly beautiful piece you won't want to miss.
The final piece in our concert, Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, returns us to a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth. Beethoven himself debuted this concerto almost exactly 217 years ago from our performance, on April 3, 1803. It is a perfect blend of drama, virtuosity and sublime beauty. And there could be no better way to close out The Symphonia's season than with the captivating soloist Marika Bournaki performing this powerful piece.
Join us, won't you?