Fall 2019

Conductor James Mark
with Guest Artist Devin Huang, piano

Overture in the Italian Style in D major

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

The Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488) is a composition for piano and orchestra written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was finished, according to Mozart's own catalogue, on March 2, 1786, two months prior to the premiere of his opera, Le nozze di Figaro, and some three weeks prior to the completion of his next piano concerto. It was one of three subscription concerts given that spring and was probably played by Mozart himself at one of these.

The concerto is scored for piano solo and an orchestra consisting of one flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns and strings. As in his later works, in this concerto the wind instruments are equal to the string instruments.

Symphony No. 8

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

The Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F.

The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully loud, with many accented notes. Various passages in the symphony are heard by some listeners to be musical jokes. As with various other Beethoven works such as the Opus 27 piano sonatas, the symphony deviates from Classical tradition in making the last movement the weightiest of the four.

7:30 pm, Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street, Halifax, NS

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