Classics Series


Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House

ANNA CLYNE: Within Her Arms
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

David Amado, conducting
Alon Goldstein, piano

David Amado comments:
The 2016-2017 season also signifies the beginning of a multi-year survey of all the major symphonic works of Beethoven. The survey begins February 24, 2017 when Wilmington favorite pianist Alon Goldstein returns to perform the Piano Concerto No. 1. Amado finds the concerto, “filled with wit, subtlety, and the fiery virtuosity the composer was known for as a player. Alon Goldstein will bring just the right balance of intimacy and flair.” Anna Clyne’s fragile and affectionate Within Her Arms opens the program. This deeply affecting work, written in memory of her mother, invites comparisons with Barber’s Adagio. The sunny Second Symphony of Brahms will conclude the concert.