About the Program
Beethoven’s Leonore Overture—which he wrote for his opera Fidelio—concentrates the grandeur of the opera into a brief but potent orchestra masterpiece. Strauss’ Second Horn Concerto, featuring Dayton Philharmonic Principal Horn Aaron Brant, is a classical-style fantasy written during the dark days of World War II. Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony is last on this program of orchestral heavyweights and is widely lauded as the pinnacle of his instrumental music.
Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 “Jupiter”
Please note that Schubert’s Entr’acte No. 3 from Rosamunde has been removed from the program.