Music Director Stilian Kirov and Symphony in C announce the opening concert of the symphonic series at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Symphony in C warms up for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The concert begins with Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture, Op. 43 the allegorical ballet that tells the story of Prometheus, who leads humans to Parnassus, so that Apollo may enlighten them through the arts. Next, Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 56, C Major, Beethoven’s only concerto for more than one solo instrument. The concerto will feature three rising stars, Astral Artists’ violinist Nikki Chooi, cellist Timotheos Petrin, will join forces with pianist Janice Carissa. The program concludes with Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C minor, one of the best-known compositions in classical music.
Tickets for the Symphonic Series at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts are currently available and range in price from $24 – $51. All tickets may be purchased online at www.SymphonyinC.org or by calling 856-963-6683.
In addition, Syphony in C is announcing a concert on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. at Macy’s Center City Philadelphia. The program commemorates the March 1919 concert when conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra collaborated with the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ to perform a free concert with organ soloist Charles M. Courboin. It was the largest indoor music event in Philadelphia history and was performed on the world’s largest pipe organ. The concert’s impact was widespread. Orchestras across the United States looked to the pipe organ to undergird and revitalize their repertoire. The event attracted as many as fifteen thousand patrons to the Grand Court. The concert showcased the massive organ, with its 7,000 newly added pipes, and inspired Stokowski to compose his celebrated Bach transcriptions of organ works for orchestra. This concert will commemorate the significance of the landmark event, and the Golden Age of Wanamaker Concerts it sparked. The Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and organist Peter Richard Conte will collaborate with Symphony in C and Music Director Stilian Kirov. The concert will evoke the spirit of the historic 1919 concert featuring Stokowski’s Bach transcriptions, including the iconic Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Widor’s triumphal Symphony No. 3 with orchestra; Respighi’s Passacaglia and Fugue; Elgar’s Bach transcription of the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor; and Buxtehude’s orchestrated Chaconne in E.
Tickets for the Wanamaker Stokowski Celebration concert are currently available and range in price from $25 – $120. All tickets may be purchased online at www.SymphonyinC.org or by calling 856-963-6683.