Saturday, March 13, 2021

Copland - Beethoven Highlight This HSO Concert

Sheralyn and I, back home yesterday [Friday] from our vacation, had a great anniversary week, that began last Saturday night in Jones Hall with a Beethoven Symphony, and after a great fun week in Las Vegas, ends tonight [Saturday] in Jones Hall with another great Beethoven Symphony.

We are blessed once again to be live in Jones Hall, with all of the Covid-19 safety protocols still in place, to hear our wonderful Houston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, March 13, for a concert highlighted with pieces by Copland and Beethoven: Copland's "jazzy" clarinet concerto and Beethoven's bright, energetic Symphony #2.  The soloist in the Copland clarinet concerto is our own great virtuoso principal clarinet, Mark Nuccio. 

Mark Nuccio - HSO principal Clarinet

This from Houston Symphony Orchestra website: "Commissioned by Benny Goodman, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is a fun and dynamic fusion of jazz and classical, from its gentle opening to the closing Rhapsody in Blue-esque glissando. Hear it performed by the Symphony’s Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio in a concert also featuring Beethoven’s lively Symphony No. 2 and music of the innovative Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson."

Beethoven's second symphony is scored in D-Major with 4 movements: 1. Allegro con brio, 2. Larghetto, 3. Scherzo, and 4.Allegro Molto.

As usual when Mrs. B and I are blessed to be in Jones Hall I give you some of what we will be hearing this Saturday night.  So, please turn up the volume and play in full screen to enjoy some Copland and Beethoven.

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto:

 L.V. Beethoven: Symphony #2 in D-Major:  



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