BRAHMS FIRST SYMPHONY
Music of the masters—Brahms and Beethoven—paired with an exciting new clarinet concerto form a program rich in listening pleasure. Beethoven’s operatic heroine Leonore rescues her wrongly imprisoned husband; the famous overture thrills with its spirit and passion. Brahms’ magnificent First pays warm homage to Beethoven with echoes of the latter’s “Ode to Joy” and Danielpour’s work is inspired by the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
ANTHONY MCGILL clarinet (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
- BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
- DANIELPOUR Clarinet Concerto, “From the Mountaintop”
- BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
The NJSO gives the New Jersey premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Clarinet Concerto, which was co-commissioned by Orchestra 2001 (Philadelphia), the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and the NJSO.
The Princeton series is sponsored by Novo Nordisk.
The May 1 & 3 concerts are sponsored by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.