Opening Night

Sat. September 11, 2021 – 8:00 PM

Kate Pritchett

Kate Pritchett, French horn

Concert Details

Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Kate Pritchett, French horn

  • Biber: Sonata à 7 in C major, C. 111
  • Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni, No. 2
  • Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Notes from Maestro Mickelthwate

Our opening gala starts the season off with a classically intimate program, ranging from Mozart’s horn concerto to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. The first two pieces on the program are by Biber and Gabrieli and spotlight antiphonal (played alternately between two groups) brass. Set in the theater, audience members will experience a renaissance surround sound experience featuring our own principal horn, Kate Pritchett as guest soloist. 

Mozart loved the horn so much that he wrote three complete and one partial horn concerti. Beethoven’s first symphony was the first major work written after the French Revolution, incorporating a musical feel and understanding of a changed world.

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