this sunday afternoon and monday night at the arlene schnitzer concert hall, coach kalmar is back in town to lead the band in carl nielsen’s fourth symphony, aaron copland’s letter from home, and Beethoven’s one-and-only violin concerto with the one-and-only karen gomyo.
why go? c’mon, it’s a special occasion whenever there’s a violin showstopper on the program, but when it happens to be uncle Ludwig’s concerto on tap, well… that makes it extra-special. i’d be totally happy to pay just for ms. gomyo’s performance – but wait, there’s more! not only is maestro carlos gonna throw in copland’s musical bon bon (at no extra cost), he’s gonna take the crowd on a magical ride filled with inextinguishable stringwork and timpanist fisticuffs.
go, go, go. seriously. i have this funny feeling the nielsen is gonna kick some symphonic ass. click here fo’ mo’ info.