Berks County’s own chamber orchestra presents:
“A Celebration of Women”
Local premieres of works by Jennifer Jolley and Alexandra Du Bois, as well as the American premiere of English composer Walter Gaze Cooper’s Concertino for Oboe and Strings (featuring our own Kirstin Myers), and Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, dedicated to Empress Maria Theresa.
“there was a great deal of positive response to the work and I find it to be quite touching…I love that it avoids overt virtuosity, instead asking the player to show the range of beauty and color of the instrument. An I have often read how the English embraced the music of Sibelius from their first exposure to it, and there are so many moments that I think show a love of Sibelius – do you know if your grandfather conducted/loved Sibelius? The second movement seems to breath the same air as Sibelius Fifth Symphony, but the music opening movement 1 that returns at the end of movement 3 also seemed very Finish to me!”
Full details can be found here