Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony – Fort Wayne Philharmonic

March 10, 2018

Show Time: 7:30 pm

Andrew Constantine, conductor
Andre Gaskins, cello
Derek Reeves, violaBeethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
R. Strauss — Don Quixote, TrV 184, Op. 35Dubbed ‘recollections of life in the country’, Beethoven’s symphony is “more the expression of feeling than painting” and a reflection of the composer’s love of the great outdoors. Principal Cello Andre Gaskins and Principal Viola Derek Reeves are featured in Strauss’ symphonic poem that tells the tale of the knight-errant with the unshakable courage to pursue his dreams.
Musically Speaking
This free, pre-concert talk is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening’s concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians, and guest artists.
For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre, Musically Speaking is held in The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.
Musically Speaking is presented at 6:30 P.M., one-hour before every Masterworks concert. Musically Speaking is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends.