Humor In Music
March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre
Join us for an evening of humor and harmony!
Award-winning cellist Colin Carr joins us for one of Bach’s Cello Suites, some of the most recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Carr, a world-renowned British cellist, attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London. To follow, Carr will delight on Haydn’s Cello Concerto, a virtuosic and playful piece composed around 1761-1765 and presumed lost until its discovery in 1961 at the Prague National Museum.
We finish with Shostakovich’s witty Symphony No. 9. Shostakovich intended the piece as a celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany in World War II when he began the composition in 1943. By 1945, the Symphony shifted form, taking on a bright and sarcastic sound, which some interpret as the composer’s commentary on Stalin and post-war Russia.
Cello Suite | J.S. Bach
Cello Concerto No. 1 | Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 9 | Dmitri Shostakovich
A pre-concert lecture about the repertoire by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel starts at 2:15. Admission is free, but these are very popular and seating is limited.
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