Passion & Longing
October 19 & 20, 2019
Christopher Koch, Music Director Finalist
One of music’s most extraordinary powers is its capacity to say what words cannot. The Juneau Symphony will take you on a dramatic and emotional journey like no other. From the wistful nostalgia of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and wry humor of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture to the searing triumph and despair of Tchaikovsky’s great and final Symphony No. 6, let us transport you to new worlds and lived experiences. Featuring soprano Jennifer Forni and Youth Solo Competition winner Alexander Yu.
Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20, Alex Yu, violin, Youth Solo Competition Winner
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, Jennifer Forni, soprano
Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca, Jennifer Forni, soprano
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique
January 25 & 26, 2020
Scott Seaton, Music Director Finalist
The four famous notes that comprise Beethoven’s “fate” motif pave the way into a robust new era of music with a “Romantic Revolution”. Leading to those famous sounds, this program takes us from the rhythmic groove of Daniel Nelson’s Steampunk Blizzard, to the seductive sounds of Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, to the dark and penetrative opening gestures of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, all leading to Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony, the most famous piece across the musical spectrum.
Beethoven “Overture” from Egmont, Op. 84
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, Andrew Sords, violin
Nelson Steampunk Blizzard
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67