BVSO Celebrates “Broberg & Beethoven” February 9th
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Your professional orchestra—the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra™ leaps into the new decade with a special performance honoring the “classic of all classics”, Beethoven, as the world observes his 250th birthday. Distinguished Music Director, Marcelo Bussiki and the BVSO™ musicians come together with Kenny Broberg, current Cliburn Silver Medalist, to bring another outstanding performance to the community. We are grateful for the continued support of our Official 2019-2020 Season Sponsor, CHI St. Joseph Health, whose generous contribution makes it possible for us to bring high quality symphonic music to the Brazos Valley.
The “Broberg & Beethoven” concert takes the stage Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5 pm in Rudder Theatre located on the Texas A&M University campus. Described as “strikingly imaginative,” Kenny Broberg is a well-decorated American pianist, having received a myriad of competition prizes internationally; including the prestigious Cliburn Silver Medal. Performing Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 6, the “Pastoral Symphony” is considered a musical expression of nature, representing the composer’s love for walks around the country. This piece incites cheerful feelings in its audience, leaving listeners in a joyful mood. Next, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” will be interpreted by Broberg. Serving as the finale, the “Emperor” Concerto represents Beethoven’s final and perhaps most brilliant work of its kind, known for its heroic spirit and bold melodies.
What: “Broberg & Beethoven”
When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Where: Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M University Campus in College Station
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral Symphony”
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor Concerto”
Guest Artist Kenny Broberg, 2017 Cliburn Silver Medalist
In 2020, orchestras around the world will assuredly be honoring the “German genius”, Beethoven, for his 250th birthday – so Maestro Bussiki decided to bring together two of the composer’s masterpieces to mark the occasion. “The Pastoral Symphony or Symphony No. 6, is a remarkable portrait of Beethoven’s love and respect for nature. A theme that could not be more contemporary for us all,” said Bussiki. “I paired that program with the ‘Emperor Concerto’ performed by the American Pianist Kenny Broberg. I had the privilege of watching Kenny’s final round performance at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2017 . . . he stood out to me as the most lyrical and refined performer of the entire competition. So, I made the point of meeting him backstage and committing to a future performance,” continued the Maestro.
“We are proud to celebrate Beethoven, a true titan of classical music, for the composer’s 250th birthday by presenting an all-Beethoven concert,” said Executive Director Mary Koeninger, “I am certain that the BVSO audience will be thrilled with this performance. Since this concert is in Rudder Theatre, seating will be limited and is sure to sell out so early ticket purchasing is highly recommended,” added Keoninger.
BVSO™ patrons can also enjoy free pre-concert talks one hour prior to each subscription performance in the Rudder Theatre Complex. Ann Thompson will again present her delightful and witty insights into the composer, the history, and meaning behind the music. Then after the concerts in the Rudder Complex, a patron social hour with the Maestro at Napa Flats will keep the enjoyment going to top off an exquisite evening of music and entertainment.
Individual ticket sales to all concerts are available now through our website at www.bvso.org or by contacting the MSC Box Office at 979-845-1234, tickets are also available at the door the evening of the performance if available. All programs are subject to change. Please contact the Symphony Office with any further questions.
About the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra: The BVSO™ is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to maintain a symphony of high artistic standards, and to promote the musical arts for cultural and education purposes in the Brazos Valley. For more information about the Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season, please visit the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra web site at www.bvso.org.
The Brazos Valley Symphony Society wishes to recognize and thank our grant funding providers, and charitable trust contributors:
Nina Astin Winkler Charitable Trusts, The Clearfield Family, Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, The Ham Family Trust, Gilbert & Thyra Plass Charitable Trust, and the Plass Arts Foundation
Official Sponsor of the BVSO™ 2019-2020 Season: