ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC - GREAT ARTISANS OF THE MELODY
PROGRAM FOUR - CHAMBER SERIES
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 90 is a pillar of the orchestral repertoire. For a change of pace, OP presents an intimate arrangement of this symphony for wind nonet featuring OP’s wind section. Beethoven’s inspired 7th Symphony was written in Teplice, Bohemia where the composer had taken up residence in hopes of a cure for his encroaching deafness. The work premiered December 8, 1813 in Vienna with the maestro himself at the podium and was incredibly so well received that movements had to be repeated two and three times to satisfy audience demand. It found its place in the audience’s heart that night, a place it has never let go. Franz Schubert was a devoted disciple of Beethoven and it should come as no surprise that one of his greatest chamber works, the String Quintet in C major is identified by musicologists as homage to Beethoven in its form and construction. Expansive, melodic, at times tranquil, this chamber piece makes the five instruments that make up the quintet sound symphonic in nature and scope – something that would likely have made Beethoven proud.
Age Requirement: 7+