Baylor Symphony Orchestra, with A Cappella Choir and Concert Choir
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will present a Beethoven-centric program. The orchestra is led by Stephen Heyde, Baylor University’s Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies, Conductor-in-Residence, and Professor of Orchestral Activities.
The concert will open with a work by Pulitzer-Prize-winning American composer Kevin Puts, his Inspiring Beethoven from 2001. According to Mr. Puts, this piece is “a musical tale of Ludwig van Beethoven transcending the grim realities of his life and finding the inspiration to compose the joyous first movement of his Symphony No. 7.”
Next, the orchestra will be joined by soloist Patricia Shih, Associate Professor of Violin, for Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50. Beethoven wrote his two Romances around 1798.
To conclude the program, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (“Choral”).
Admission is free.