Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the Fort Collins Symphony continues the Platinum Season 70 with its Pure Gems concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
This evening of live music features a rare back-to-back performance of a Romantic-era wife/husband composer duo. The Symphony welcomes internationally-acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechnerwho will play Clara Wieck Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.
Other works include Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, composed by the Schumann’s dear friend and student, Johannes Brahms. One of the greatest Romantic era composers, Brahms’ Variations combines some of his favorite themes and styles into one exceptional work. And, Carl Maria von Weber’s overture from his 1802 opera, Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn. This lighthearted and joyful piece was written when the composer was merely 15 years old.
Pre-Concert Talks and Events:
The Fort Collins Symphony’s Platinum Season 70 is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins, Fort Fund, Dr. Peter Springberg, and Dr. Ed Siegel. Pure Gems Concert Sponsors: Dr. Ann Yanagi, Dr. Scott Johnston, and Dr. Peter Springberg. Guest Artist Sara Davis Buechner Sponsor: Marilyn Cockburn. Business sponsors are The Elizabeth Hotel, Paul Wood Florist, Kilwins, and Fish Restaurant. Media sponsors are KRFC 88.9 FM and KUNC 91.5 FM/Colorado Sound 105.5 FM.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, all military and their families receive a 10% discount. For additional details and information, please visit www.fcsymphony.org or call 970.482.4823. For tickets, call 970.221.6730 or LCtix.com.