The Starlight Symphony Orchestra will perform a special all Beethoven concert on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hays Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohler's Crossing, Kyle, TX at 7:00 pm; and on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, TX at 4:00 pm.The program begins with the Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 written in 1807 to commemorate a Heinrich von Collins play. The concert then moves on to an earlier piece, the Octet for Winds. In this piece the audience will undoubtedly hear the strong influences of Haydn and Mozart.The next piece, the Ritterballet (Knights' Ballet) was commissioned by Count Waldstein to depict the medieval German enthusiasm for war, hunting, love and drinking.The second half of the evening will be filled with Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Op. 36. The audience will note the strong classical form this piece takes as it showcases Beethoven's polished style.
The SSO is a regional community orchestra, based at the Hays Performing Arts Center in Kyle, TX, whose mission includes providing Central Texas musicians with a cultural and social gathering opportunity where players can meet and work together. SSO also serves to provide opportunities for Central Texas students to play with an orchestra, giving them the experiences of working with a conductor, learning a part, playing with a full complement of instruments, understanding orchestral literature, and performing for the community. Just as important in this age of dwindling budgets, the orchestra preserves the heritage of instrumental music from historical literature to contemporary compositions.
This concert and all SSO concerts are open to the public and free; however donations are appreciated to meet the expenses associated with their performances.
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