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WSO MasterworksBrandenburg With Brahms

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Pentastar – in Capitol Theatre

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Organizer: Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Robert Franz Conductor

Bach | Brandenburg Concerto no.1

Bach | Brandenburg Concerto no.3

Healey Willan | Poem for Strings

Brahms | Symphony no.4

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season finale concert, Brandenburg with Brahms, takes place on Saturday, May 6 at the Capitol Theatre with WSO Music Director Robert Franz conducting. The performance boasts an expanded orchestra, two of Bach’s famed Brandenburg Concertos, and Brahms’ magnificent Symphony no. 4.

WSO Masterworks: Brandenburg with Brahms

Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Pre-concert Talk at 7:00 p.m.

Capitol Theatre

Tickets Sunday $42 – $65 adult advance, $44-$68 at the door; student and senior discounts available. Purchase by phone at 519-973-1238, online at windsorsymphony.com, or in person at the WSO Box Office, WSO Box Office – 121 University Ave. West, Windsor.  

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos no. 1 and no. 3 are presented on the first half of this concert. The six Brandenburg Concertos are among the most cherished set of orchestral works and are a cornerstone of Baroque music. This is the second of three concerts that are a part of the WSO’s presentation of all six works, which began last October and will conclude next October.

Healey Willan’s melodic Poem for Strings is included on the program. The Canadian Music Centre notes that Willan is frequently referred to as the “Dean of Canadian Composers.” The Poem for Strings was originally written in 1904 for string quartet and later expanded for string orchestra.

The big, bold, and intense—Symphony no. 4 by Brahms concludes the final Masterworks concert of the season. The WSO will expand the size of the orchestra to 57 musicians for Brahms’ magnum opus.

Maestro Franz will host a pre-concert talk at the theatre one hour prior to the start of the concert. The talks are free for concertgoers and provide background and insight for audience members.

Robert Franz, Conductor

Series Sponsor: The Morris & Beverly Baker Foundation
Concert Sponsor: Viewpointe Estate Winery, I&F Design, Northern Edge Algonquin

Media & Hotel Sponsors: The Windsor Star, Best Western Plus Waterfront and Travelodge Hotels