Beethoven's most loved concert overture, his overture to Egmont starts this exciting program. This is followed by an early masterpiece of Schoenberg’s, his Chamber Symphony No. 1. Written before he developed his famed twelve-tone technique, this work grows out of Mahler’s style and provides a fascinating bridge between the music of the late German Romantics (Mahler, Strauss, and even Brahms, in particular) and 20th century modernism. Indeed, Schoenberg is able to successfully channel the immensely diverse color palette of a Mahler symphony into a work for only 15 instrumentalists. A brief intermission will follow, and the evening will close with Mozart's greatest symphonic masterpiece, his "Jupiter Symphony."
St. John's Church
1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain