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The Wait is Over

Friday, April 29 @8PM

Northport High School

$10 General Admission

In December 22, 1808, a Beethoven concert was held. It was a benefit concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna that featured the public premieres of Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies (!), the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy. This concert, then called an Akademie, occurred in a very cold hall and lasted for approximately four hours.

Beethoven was a lover of nature who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. He frequently left Vienna to work in rural locations. His Sixth Symphony is "more the expression of feeling than painting", and is very much a description of one of Beethoven's nature walks. From the "Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside", to the "Scene by the brook", the "Merry gathering of country folk", followed by "Thunder, Storm", and concluding with the "Shepherd's song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm". This, the Pastoral Symphony is a very vivid description of the joys of nature, which provided a great contrast to the fiery Fifth Symphony that also premiered that cold December afternoon.

Join the Northport Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate the return of live music with our own cheerful and thankful feelings after a two year-long storm!


Song of the Waters, Op. 53

  ― James Cohn

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

  ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande
    Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside
  2. Szene am Bach
    Scene by the brook
  3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute
    Merry gathering of country folk
  4. Gewitter, Sturm
    Thunder, Storm
  5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm
    Shepherd's song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Oda Voltersvik, Piano
  ― Edvard Grieg
  1. Allegro molto moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato – Quasi presto – Andante maestoso

Oda Hjertine Voltersvik is a Norwegian concert pianist, regularly performing solo and chamber music recitals in the Norway and abroad. She is a member of the Volt&Potenza duo and a member and project leader of the Volt Ensemble. From 2021, Oda is artistic director of the concert series "Volt Classics".

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