Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 7:30 P.M.
Bernstein • Overture to Candide
Bernstein • Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety” | Andrew Staupe, piano
Beethoven • “Rhenish” Symphony No. 5
As a composer, Bernstein was torn between Broadway and the concert stage, and we begin the season with examples from “the best of all possible worlds.” His Overture to “Candide” remains a staple in the concert hall, and his Symphony No. 2 benefits from his prowess as a pianist in the solo part. To conclude, a powerful and contrasting symphony often conducted by Bernstein, Beethoven’s Fifth.