Hall will be alive with the sound of music on Saturday, Sept. 14, when the
Lexington Symphony opens its 2013-2014 season, dubbed “Music of Masters.”
Opening night will feature works by Bach, Stravinksy, Britten and Mozart, according to a press release announcing the concert, which describes the four as classical composers who broke new ground in their own way.
From the press release:
Included in the programming for the Symphony’s opening night performance is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 — one of the first orchestral works for which a composer specified the instruments that should play each musical part, thereby giving a consistent sound color to the work each time it is played. Also featured is Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, which opened a new neo-classical chapter in his composing style by using the early music of Pergolesi for inspiration. The first published work by Britten, Sinfonietta, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 — a piece that marks the beginning of a set of four masterpieces by Mozart that internalizes the symphonic form created by Haydn and takes it to new glories — rounds out the evening’s offerings.
Paying homage to distinguished composers will be par for the course during the Lexington Symphony’s 2013 season, which will include highlights like collaborative performances with the New World Choral on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the Lexington High School chamber choir on Michael Gandolfi’s Winter Light.
“Lexington Symphony is looking toward a new season featuring one of the most defining compositions in Western civilization,” Music Director Jonathan McPhee said in the press release. “It is fitting that, after a season celebrating the creation of our country based on freedom and equality for all, we continue the cry of freedom with Beethoven’s unique celebration of universal joy and brotherhood.”
All Lexington Symphony concerts are held at Cary Hall. Tickets for individual concerts and subscription packages are available for purchase on the Lexington Symphony’s website or by telephone at 781-523-9009.