Concert I - Fall Fantasy   « Back


Concertmaster, Steven L. Bjella
Oct. 14, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Oct. 15, 2017 (4:00 pm)

Sentry's Theater @1800

The CWSO’s 69th season floats in with something old and something new – from Beethoven and Dvořák to a new composition by Roger L. Nelson, Professor Emeritus at UW-Stevens Point. Nelson, a celebrated composer whose arrangements for the United States Army Band and Chorus are standard repertoire for those organizations, has created Forestscapes, a work for solo violin and orchestra to be premiered by our very own concertmaster, Steven Bjella. Composed in Bohemia during the fall of 1889, Antonín Dvořák’s, Symphony No. 8 is a beloved mix of folk and national themes, and dedicated ‘to the Bohemian Academy of Emperor Franz Joseph for the Encouragement of Arts and Literature, in thanks for my election [to the Prague Academy].’
Complete program -
Ludwig van Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Gerald Finzi Romance, Op. 11
Roger Nelson Forestscapes
Antonin Dvořák Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, G Major

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