Franck Symphony in D minor

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents
Franck Symphony in D minor

Wesley Schulz, Conductor
David Krosschell, bass trombone

Performances: February 17 & 18, 2018
Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. (pre-concert chat Sunday @ 2:15 p.m.) | Youth in Music Initiative: Please phone the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 to take advantage of this offer for youths, 18 and under.

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THE PROGRAM
SHENG: Black Swan
EWAZEN: Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra
FRANCK: Symphony in D minor

César Franck wrote a hybrid symphony-symphonic poem when he penned his Symphony in D minor, his most enduring work for orchestra. The opening movement seems to ask a question with its three-note motive, and the final movement aims to answer it with both ebullience and sincerity. 

Composer Bright Sheng was lifted to national prominence by Leonard Bernstein and has received commissions from orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra and Detroit Symphony. His orchestral setting, Black Swan, of Brahms’s Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2 is moving and beautifully haunting.

Our soloist for this concert is bass trombonist David Krosschell, who will perform Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. Cast in three movements, the first movement is playful while the second is a sort of “song without words.” The finale will impress listeners with its power and drive as it soars to a riveting conclusion.

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Franck Symphony in D minor

Ticket Information

  • Adults - $21.00 USD
  • Seniors (65+), Students, Military & Teachers - $18.00 USD
  • Youth 18 and under - Free with paying adult - $0.00 USD

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