Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
David Ludwig: The Bleeding Pines
Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra “Choral Fantasy”
Continuing the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, this concert features another of his most prominent works, “Choral Fantasy” considered a forerunner to his epic Ninth Symphony with its piano and vocal solos as well as chorus. Mozart’s longest and final symphony “Jupiter” was said to be an inspiration to Beethoven with its five simultaneous melodies. Inspired by “Choral Fantasy,” Composer in Residence David Ludwig draws on its themes in his world-premiere composition, The Bleeding Pines which provides a commentary on today’s environmental crisis.