Symphony Tacoma: Classics IV
David Ludwig — The Bleeding Pines
Ludwig van Beethoven — Fantasia in C minor Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
David Ludwig – The Bleeding Pines (world premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
This celebration of piano and chorus features two Beethoven favorites and the world premiere of David Ludwig’s The Bleeding Pines. Despite being given the esteemed review as “the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever” after its premiere, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 was not performed again until it was revived by Felix Mendelssohn in 1836. The Bleeding Pines is an oratorio for singers, chorus, and orchestra based on a play by Ray Owen that tells the story of conservationist Helen Boyd Dull, who in 1904 saved an ancient stand of longleaf pines. Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” is based on his 1797 song Gegenliebe and concludes with a thrilling chorus melody which is a clear foreshadowing to the famed "Ode to Joy" melody written 16 years later.
The concert will take place at 7:30pm.
Single concert tickets are available for purchase beginning September 1, 2021. Prices range $24-$83 based on seat location.
Tacoma, WA 98402