BEETHOVEN, VIVALDI, & MENDELSSOHN with a TWIST! (formerly “From C to Shining C”)

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8pm
First Baptist Church in Newton Centre
Price Range: $20 – $70

Kevin Rhodes principal conductor
Dana Russian & Greg Whitaker trumpets

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537  

ludwig van beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 6, op. 68, “Pastoral”

Felix mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Symphony No. 4, op. 90, “Italian”

Program Information

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, “Pastoral”

— Intermission —

Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major
Dana Russian and Greg Whitaker, trumpets

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, “Italian” (2nd version)


A CURE FOR THE WINTER DOLDRUMS, our January concert showcases Vivaldi’s only double concerto for trumpet, a bright and fantastic fanfare; Beethoven’s  “Pastoral” Symphony, a sentimental romp through the Viennese countryside; and Mendelssohn’s recently discovered second version of his “Italian” Symphony. This rarely heard 1834 version will be presented with demonstrations of some of the changes from the traditional version.  The concert will feature Pro Arte trumpeter Dana Russian and guest Greg Whitaker, all led by Pro Arte’s own dynamic principal conductor Kevin Rhodes.

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