Tchaikovsky & Brahms | 7:30 pm
Paul Huang, violin | Concert Sponsor: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.
HIGDON | blue cathedral
TCHAIKOVSKY | Violin Concerto in D Major
BRAHMS | Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Tchaikovsky and Brahms were born on the same day in 1840 and 1833 respectively. They met in person for the first time in 1887 and eventually became friends. Paul Huang returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Violin Concerto, once considered unplayable. Brahms’ 2nd symphony, written during a summer holiday on a lake in Austria, has often been compared to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral was written in memory of her younger brother Andrew who died in 1998. The solo clarinet, her brother’s instrument, and the solo flute, hers, begin and end the work as a representation of their relationship.