Archive for March 5th, 2010

Hear the DSO on WRCJ

Being aired this Sunday, March 7, at 12:00 Noon on WRCJ 90.9 FM is the latest installment of “The Civic in Concert,” a program featuring the live recordings of the Civic Orchestra and Civic Jazz Orchestra concerts. This broadcast will feature Civic Orchestra’s concert from Saturday, February 27. To read more about this concert click here.Performed on this spectacular concert were Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring conducted by Charles Burke, alongside Eric Ewazen’s Symphony in Brass conducted by Civic Horn mentor Caroline Harris and Civic Cellist Will Rowe’s Rhapsody in E Major. The hosts of the program are Chris Felcyn, Jimmy Rhoades and DSA Student and Philharmonic Cellist Devoun Rushing. Please plan on tuning in to listen in and support Civic Youth Ensembles!

Also being aired on Sunday, March 7, at 4:00 pm on WRCJ 90.9 FM is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in concert. Featuring a full length archive concert by the DSO from the 2007 | 2008 season, Stadtfeld’s U.S. Debut with Neeme Järvi conducting.

If you have any family members that want to tune in but cannot pick up WRCJ 90.9, they can stream content over the internet by clicking here.

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Symphony No. 4

Ludwig Van Beethoven
B. Dec. 16, 1770 in Bonn (baptized), Germany
D. Mar. 26, 1927 in Vienna, Austria

Beethoven wrote most of the Fourth Symphony during a summer residency in 1806 at the estate of a patron, Prince Karl Lichnowsky.  In mid-March 1807, it was first performed during a private subscription concert at the palace of another patron, Prince Josef Logkowitz, and was dedicated to a third, Count Franz Oppersdorff.  READ MORE

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Concerto in D minor

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
B. March 8, 1714, in Weimar
D. Dec. 14, 1788, in Hamburg

Johann Sebastian Bach’s second surviving son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, was the god¬son of Telemann and his successor as Music Director in Hamburg.  C.P.E. was an enterprising young musician, the most innovative and idiosyncratic member of his extremely talented family. READ MORE

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Overture, Scherzo and Finale

Robert Schumann
B. June 8, 1810, in Zwickau
D. July 29, 1856, in Endenich

In 1840, the year of his marriage, Schumann expressed his happiness in the extraordinary lyrical outpouring of more than a hundred songs. 1841 was a year in which he concentrated on orchestral music. He wrote a Fantasy that was to become the first movement of his Piano Concerto, the two symphonies that were to be published as Nos. 1 and 4, and this Overture, Scherzo and Finale, which is a kind of informal symphony with no slow movement. READ MORE

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