“What it Means to be Human”
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit (“The Cow on the Roof”)
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
In a quest to understand life, spirited Brazilian popular music suffuses The Cow on the Roof, showing a topsy-turvy world in music originally written for a Charlie Chaplin film. Tchaikovsky’s anguished soul rests for a moment in the tender and darkly earthy Serenade, which he “wrote from inner compulsion” calling it “a piece from the heart.” The concert finishes with the most heart-rending cry to heaven in Beethoven’s Eroica, the masterpiece symphony which challenges fate and celebrates what it means to be human; embracing life and living heroically.
Tonight’s performance of Le Boeuf sur le toit is sponsored by Janet Pahl.
Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings is sponsored by Janet Pahl, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.
Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.