In the world of classical music, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms are celebrated as the “Three B’s”. This trio of compositional masters spanned two full centuries, and produced some of the most important and influential music of all time. The Festival Orchestra opens its special 2021 concert week performing Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Starting with this Romantic nod to the Classical era, the concert then further rewinds to the Baroque era, showcasing an iconic work of J. S. Bach’s immense catalog. In his Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, a bright, virtuosic trio of violin, flute, and harpsichord are highlighted as soloists, accompanied by a small ensemble. Maestro Moody closes the concert by leading the orchestra in Beethoven’s sparkling Symphony No. 8.
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8