With works by Weber, Hindemith, and Bartók, Sinfonia da Camera’s 38th season finale has been crafted to showcase their skill and agility. Composed in a more Classical style, Weber’s Overture to Oberon is a collage of melodic fragments from the opera and utilizes a technique of leitmotif writing that would later be incorporated in the works of Richard Wagner. Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber borrows incidental themes composed by Weber, which Hindemith then transforms throughout the grand four-movement work. Following intermission, Sinfonia concludes the program with Bartók’s masterpiece Concerto for Orchestra. Perhaps his most popular work, the ingenious composition expertly features each section of the orchestra throughout the five-movements, treating each, as the composer noted, “in a soloistic and virtuosic way.”
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Join us at 6:40pm in the lobby at Stage 5 for a pre-concert celebration of the 100th anniversary of WILL-FM (Illinois Public Media).
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