Elena Ruehr “Sky Above Clouds” from O’Keeffe Images
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

About The Program

Inspired by paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, composer Elena Ruehr’s “Sky Above Clouds” is the middle movement of a musical triptych and perfectly captures O’Keeffe’s flair for contemporary sweeping tableaus. The dramatic evening continues with two orchestral heavyweights: Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, widely considered to be among his greatest works.