Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra: A Symphony For All Seasons

Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm

Join the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra as they move through the seasons with the classics! The LCSO will be performing Grieg’s In Autumn, Glazunov’s “Autumn” from The Seasons, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

The opening Andante in D Major starts with chords played by the orchestra contrasting with a sunny woodwind theme. The tension slowly builds to a D Minor Allegro section in sonata form. The orchestra takes up the main theme in D Minor taken from a song entitled “Autumn Storm.” After the main theme, you’ll hear a secondary theme in F Major. The development brings the return of previous themes through a series of restless modulations. After a slower section for horn and strings, the recapitulation brings the return of the main themes. The overture concludes with a triumphant reprise of the opening woodwind theme.

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in F Minor

The Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in F Minor by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams dates from 1954. Vaughan Williams wrote the concerto for Philip Catelinet, principal tubist of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and Catelinet was the soloist in the premiere on 13 June 1954, with Sir John Barbirolli conducting. Catelinet was also the soloist in the work’s first recording made that same year, again with Barbirolli and the LSO.

While at first viewed as the eccentric idea of an aging composer, the concerto soon became one of Vaughan Williams’ most popular works, and an essential part of the tuba repertoire. The work is in three movements:

Season Tickets for the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra are priced as low as $53 and Single Tickets as low as $15!

All are available by telephone (972.252.4800), fax (972.252.4877), or by email info@lascolinassymphony.org
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