Jan 8 Mozart Symphony 25
One of only 2 symphonies that Mozart wrote in a minor key, it is dramatic and stormy. The opening theme is used in the film Amadeus. This symphony will be performed by the Loveland orchestra on January 26.
Feb 12 Haydn Symphony 94
This is called the “surprise symphony” --- the surprise comes in the second movement. A relaxed introduction is followed by spritely themes. This symphony will be performed by the Loveland Orchestra on March 2.
Mar 12 Hanson Symphony 2
Howard Hanson was an American composer who was director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music. This symphony is called “The Romantic” because of its lush melodies.
April 9 Dvorak Symphony 8
This cheerful work adds piccolo and English horn to the usual instrumentation. The second movement brings to mind a calm summer day interrupted by a thunderstorm. This symphony will be performed by the Loveland Orchestra on April 27.
May 14 Beethoven Symphony 9
The last of his symphonies, this one begins with drama and suspense, and adds vocal soloists and chorus in the last movement singing the famous “Ode to Joy” theme.
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