Concert I - Entree Nous   « Back

David Taylor
Oct. 8, 2016 (7:30 pm)
Oct. 9, 2016 (4:00 pm)

Theater @1800

1800 Northpoint Drive

Stevens Point, WI

New! We are thrilled to welcome Lori Skelton of Wisconsin Public Radio's Afternoon Classics. Lori will provide an in-depth introduction to each selection on the concerts!

Widely regarded as one of Hector Berlioz’s most popular compositions, the Roman Carnival Overture was composed of themes from his first opera Benvenuto Cellini, a two-act opera that was “derisively received.”

Premiered on December 23, 1806, just two days after its completion, by the Viennese conductor and violinist Franz Clement, (who, incidentally, conducted the premiere of Beethoven’s Third Symphony ‘Eroica’) Beethoven’s only violin concerto was rarely played until 1844, in a performance in London by the 13 year-old Joseph Joachim with Felix Mendelssohn conducting. Now considered to be the most-performed of all violin concertos, the CWSO welcomes David Taylor, Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1979, to the stage for what promises to be a stunning performance! “A Splendid Soloist” –Robert Marsh, Chicago Sun-Times
In 1933, Paul Hindemith was faced with a dilemma as a German with a Jewish wife. The question of what the responsibility of the artist in a time of evil and violence was is the inspiration for his opera Mathis der Maler (Mathis the Painter). However, before Hindemith completed the opera, he was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the 1934 Berlin Philharmonic Concert Tour and used the opera’s preludes and interludes as a complete suite.

Concert sponsors The Worth Company, Sentry Insurance Foundation

Marshfield Clinic
Wisconsin Arts Board
Arts Wisconsin
DMI Studios