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Symphony Tacoma: Ludwig AND Beethoven

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$24-$85

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Symphony Tacoma

Symphony Tacoma Voices

Pantages Theater, Tacoma, WA

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven – Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter”
David Ludwig – Songs from the Bleeding Pines (world premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80 “Choral Fantasy”

Creatures of Prometheus isLudwig van Beethoven’s only full-length ballet, and it shows his lighter side. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s longest and final symphony, “Jupiter,” was said to be an inspiration to Beethoven with its five simultaneous melodies. Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” is considered a forerunner to his Ninth Symphony and includes piano and vocal solos as well as chorus. Inspired by “Choral Fantasy,” Composer-in-Residence David Ludwig draws on its themes in his world-premiere composition Songs from the Bleeding Pines, which provides a commentary on today’s environmental crisis.

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