- Category: Arts and Entertainment
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:29
- Written by Nancy F. Sudik Executive Director
This Sunday the Danbury Music Centre will present yet another concert of live music and it is FREE. Enjoy a very personal encounter with Brahms and Schumann and the Danbury Symphony Orchestra all under the direction of Ariel Rudiakov, at 3pm at Ives Concert Hall (see attached poster). Brahms and Schumann, or perhaps I should say Brahms and The Schumanns, were best of friends. Robert Schumann died young and then Brahms kind of moved in (not literally) on Schumann's wife, Clara. So best friends could have several meanings, I guess.
Cellist Benjamin Capps will be the soloist in Schumann's cello concerto. Come and listen but also come and watch. The only thing better than hearing Ben play is watching him do it. Talk about high energy! And Ives Concert Hall is a very intimate theater with a good view from every seat - up close and personal. Schumann wrote this concerto in one uninterrupted movement because supposedly he HATED when audiences applauded in between movements disrupting the flow of the music. Whether or not this is really true or just something on the internet, I'm not sure.
The two bookends are the Overture to a little known opera by Schumann, Genoveva, and a very well known symphony by Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4. This is a symphony you will never forget once you hear it.
And don't forget the Gala on Saturday evening, March 23. Some wonderful entertainment has been lined up:
Kathleen Theisen - pianist and singer
Joanne Archibald, piano
Walt Sudik, bass
Erik Tonner, drums
Walter Cramer (dean of students at WCSU!), singer
Liz Russo, singer
and young Sophie Rundhaug, singer - wait until you hear her!
Come to our Cabaret and enjoy cocktail hour, cash bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a four-course sit down dinner, cabaret-style music, and the always popular silent auction with mystery wines.
To purchase tickets visit: www.danbury.org/MusicCtr
Nancy F. Sudik