Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second

Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second
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Performed at Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.

Part of the 2017-2018 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Brahms’ Second

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Rachel Duncan, Trumpet

SHIELDS Ricercar
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in E Major, Op. 73

Notoriously wracked by self-doubt, Brahms took fifteen years to write his first Symphony. After it met with overwhelming success, he composed his second in less than a year. The Second Symphony is the most overtly optimistic of all of Brahms’ symphonies, full of warmth and the pastoral charm of the quiet lakeside town where he crafted it. Here, it is paired with Haydn’s nimble Trumpet Concerto, performed by Principal Trumpet Rachel Duncan, and Ricercar, a work by up-and-coming American composer Nathan Shields.

The February 17 concert is sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP. Rachel Duncan’s appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

Pre-Concert Lectures
Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, February 17 at 7:15pm in the Minor Hall Auditorium.

For the Saturday night concert, free parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

Season subscriptions are on sale now through the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia Office