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Opening Night at the Symphony

September 15 & 17, 2013

GANDOLFI

Night Train to Perugia

MENDELSSOHN

Violin Concerto

SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 2

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Classics Series Presenting Sponsor
Bell, Davis, & Pitt, P.A.
Foundational Support
Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County logo   North Carolina Arts Council logo

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Robert Moody, music director
Corine Brouwer, violin

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 3:00
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 7:30
Stevens Center of the UNCSA

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Music Lovers’ Luncheon

Friday, September 13, 2013
12:00pm
WSS music director Robert Moody and concerto soloist Corine Brouwer discuss this week’s program.

The Piedmont Club
200 W. Second Street
BB&T Financial Center, 19th Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Reservations Required. Please call the Piedmont Club at (336) 724-7077.

Multimedia

On YouTube

Leonard Bernstein leads a classic Vienna Philharmonic performance of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2.


Listen & Learn

Michael Gandolfi:
Night Train to Perugia
{6:34}

The Boston Symphony performs the world-premiere of the work at the 2012 Tanglewood festival in this broadcast by WGBH in Boston. For browsers that don’t support audio marks, this piece begins at 14:24

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Felix Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Movement 3 {0:30}

Joshua Bell performs Mendelssohn’s concerto with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Available on iTunes

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Biography

Corine Brouwer

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Corine Brouwer is well-known to North Carolina audiences. She is currently the concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Asheville Lyric Opera, and is a member of the Arizona MusicFest Orchestra.

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Program Notes

It may seem paradoxical, but it is a truism that here is no such thing as a typical Sibelius symphony. Each work was for this composer an adventure in self discovery. One may glimpse idiosyncratic traits in his orchestration, of course, that cut across his music. Among these are the use of extended pedal tones, explosions of granite brass chords {…}
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