Cellist Julie Albers returns, headlines program that features Schubert’s “Great” Ninth Symphony
On Thursday, January 10 and Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman will present Shadow to Light, a program of music from two American composers and Franz Schubert.
Julie Albers, one of the Orchestra’s favorite cellists, returns to perform the centerpiece of this program, Steven Albert’s lyrical Cello Concerto. Transformation is the key to the work, its themes designed to shift and change in musical catharsis. So too, Schubert’s great Ninth Symphony is a study in metamorphosis, as the great master starts with a delicate, sylvan melody, and – by the final resounding chord – it blossoms into the sunlight. Composer and Indiana neighbor James Beckel pays tribute to Schubert with Fantasy after Schubert, an inventive work of sonic splendor based on themes by the Viennese master.
On both concert evenings at 7 pm in the Mead Theatre, composer James Beckel, Assistant Professor of Music History at Xavier University, will present a Take Note discussion.
Tickets: $10.50 – $59.00