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Saturday, January 12: Jewels and Gems
January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jewels and Gems
Paul Polivnick, Guest Conductor
Steven Copes, Violin
Saturday January 12, 2019 – 8pm
First Baptist Church, Newton Centre
Overture in C major
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Steven Copes, violin
Symphony No. 5 in B♭ major, D. 485
Guest Conductor Paul Polivnick leads a program of brilliant German music from the early Romantic era. The concert opens with the rousing Overture in C by Fanny Mendelssohn, older sister of Felix. Violinist Steven Copes, Concertmaster of the critically acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, joins Pro Arte in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, a lyrical and noble work not fully appreciated in its own time. In his popular Symphony No. 5, Schubert channels Mozart, employing appealing melodies, lighter textures, and structural balance.