Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
1 hour 30 minutes
Dvorak’s 8th Symphony
4:00-4:30 PM Pre-concert talk with Dr. Alexis Witt
Included with all tickets. Doors open for the talk at 3:45pm.
5:00-6:30 PM Concert with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Banner – Jessie Montgomery, with solo string quartet
Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 39 – Gabriel Pierné, featuring Emma Levesque, BSO Youth Concerto Competition Winner
Symphony No. 8 in G, op. 88 – Antonín Dvořák
Escape to the countryside with Dvorak’s 8th Symphony.
Antonín Dvořák found inspiration, respite, and sheer joy in the forests surrounding his country home. Biographer Hanz-Hubert Schönzeler observed, “When one walks in those forests surrounding Dvořák’s country home on a sunny summer’s day, with the birds singing and the leaves of trees rustling in a gentle breeze, one can virtually hear the music.”
Also on the program, French composer Gabriel Pierné’s delightful Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, featuring our Youth Concerto Competition winner Emma Levasque on harp, and Jessie Montgomery’s moving orchestral tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, entitled Banner.