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Beethoven & Blue Jeans – Sky
November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Our annual casual concert features one Beethoven’s most popular symphonies – the 7th. Kentucky-born Tessa Lark plays a bluegrass-inspired violin concerto written for her by Michael Torke. Works by Aaron Copland complete the American theme. From Music Director Scott Speck: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2022-2023 season of the Mobile Symphony. Your orchestra is back in full force, filling the Saenger with the astonishing sounds of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Capriccio Espagnol, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Copland’s Rodeo, William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and even the greatest hits from Wagner’s Ring Cycle! We’re thrilled to welcome violinist Tessa Lark for the first time, playing the Sky concerto written just for her. Pianist Joyce Yang also makes her Mobile Symphony debut with Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. We’re shaking things up with a lively and virtuosic mandolin concerto, composed by our friend Jennifer Higdon especially for guest mandolinist Avi Avital. And we welcome back the beloved The University of South Alabama concert choir for an amazing concert conducted by Alabama-native Norman Huynh. I hope you can join us for this stellar season.” Memberships on sale now! Visit https://mobilesymphony.org/memberships or call 251-432-2010