All Things Romantic

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Friday, April 28th, 2017 8:00 p.m.

romance2A warm and sensuous evening could lead to romance. Even if it is rainy, passion will be in the air for the season finale. Three great masterpieces from the 19th century by three composers who knew and supported each other serve as a statement of will. 

Robert Schumann, represented by his Manfred Overture, created this powerful work inspired by the poetry of Lord Byron, father of English Romantics.

Later in the century, Johannes Brahms, who had been encouraged and championed by Schumann, composed his Third Symphony, a work of strength and majesty.

Rounding out the program you will enjoy the Romance for Violin and Orchestra by Antonin Dvorak.  The Czech master was aided by Brahms, who afforded him the visibility and subsequent success he sought. Marguerite DeSlippe, MSO concertmaster will serve as virtuoso soloist for this seldom heard gem.

Join us for great music in springtime, a time for romance and rebirth.