This season, the spotlight shines on symphonic repertoire from German-speaking countries and on works by composers who shaped the core of this repertoire, notably Beethoven and Brahms. Beethoven was the consummate genius who recast the symphony and brought it to new heights with his Symphony no. 9, programmed in 21-22. Considered as Beethoven’s successor, Brahms also drew his own expression as much from Mozart and Haydn as from Romani rhythms and accents, the latter shining through in his Violin Concerto.
Brahms’ Second Symphony, Under the Direction of Rafael PayareIn-hall : September 26 - 2:30 p.m.
Brahms’ Romani AccentsIn-hall: October 20 & 21 - 7:30 p.m.
Hilary Hahn and the OSM in Dvořák’s ConcertoWebcast: From November 2 to December 7
Berlioz’s L’enfance du ChristCancelled
Brahms and Nielsen: Vigour, Virtuosity, VitalityIn-hall: May 25 & 26 - 7:30 p.m.
Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth SymphonyIn-hall: May 31, June 1 & 2 - 7:30 p.m.
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Rediscover works by composers of German expression who profoundly influenced their era! The music of Brahms and Beethoven is steeped in the Romanticism and the poetry that dreams are made of. Purchase the German Masters subscription to enjoy our selection of concerts, including Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony!