October 21: Lofty Heights

Date(s) - 10/21/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Viterbo University Fine Arts Center

Yevgeny Kutik, Violin by Corey Hayes

Weber:  Overture to Der Freischutz

Shostakovich:  Violin Concerto No.1

   Yevgeny Kutik, Violin

Brahms:  Symphony No.2


We begin our season with a 19th-century overture that has the power to entertain. Carl Maria von Weber’s masterpiece, “The Free-Shooter,” is still famous for catchy melodies.  An idealism of another sort is enshrined in the First Violin Concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich, a portrait of a brilliant young Russian composer laboring under the shadow of the dictator Joseph Stalin.  Here it will be played by the gifted Russian-Israeli violinist Yevgeny Kutik in his LSO debut – himself a refugee from the Soviet Union.  Following intermission, the Orchestra will settle back into the grandeur of Brahms’ Second Symphony, continuing the LSO’s cycle of Brahms’ works.