SSO November 2018 - "What Is My Fate?"

 

This concert was performed by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, MO on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The performance took place at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. This recording is courtesy of Mediacom.

Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, Pathétique, has been interpreted variously as a suicide note, a requiem for a friend, and a meditation on life and fate. The title suggest emotion tinged with suffering, the Russian Orthodox requiem makes a brief but conspicuous appearance in the first movement, and the final movement, unlike many of the composer's other works which end in pomp and celebration, end in somber softness, suggesting the final dimming of the light and life-force. It is moving, powerful, and heartbreaking. In addition, Hellam Young Artists' Competition winners Brian Hong and Alexander Hersh joined us for Brahms's beautiful Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.

Program notes for this performance can be viewed here.

Johannes Brahms - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op.10 (1887)
With Brian Hong, Violin and Alexander Hersh, Cello
         I. Allegro
         II.Andante
         III. Vivace non troppo

INTERMISSION

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique) (1893)
        I. Adagio; Allegro non troppo
        II. Allegro con grazia
        III. Allegro molto vivace
        IV. Adagio lamentoso; Andante