Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, I attended the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra at the Pioneer Center. The program for that evening included a Violin Concerto op 14 (1939) by Samuel Barber. With Benjamin Beilman, on the violin, the piece included three movements. Followed by Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 I D major, Titan (1889).
Violin Concerto op 14 (1939)
I. Allegro moderato
III. Presto in motion perpertuo
Symphony No. 1 I D major, Titan (1889)
I. Langsam, schleppend
II. Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
IV. Sturmich bewegt
Before the concert began the Reno Phil director Laura Jackson held a preview discussion…show more content…
His father was the owner of a tavern. The family lived on the second floor of a local tavern, which was the main influence for the third movement due to the consistent funeral music as the funeral processions would wind through the town.
The pre-concert speech I found very enlighting and informative. Ms. Laura Jackson is a master at bringing her interpretation of the story of the symphony, to life. She creates a dynamic vivid image in her story telling setting one at ease in this formal and uptight environment.
The concert starts, the lights dim in the gallery. The President and CEO Tim P. Young takes the stage to inform us that this evening 's concert is being recorded to be aired at a later date on KNPB channel 5. Mr. Young introduces, Ms. Laura Jackson she introduces the principal violinist to a standing ovation. Followed by Mr. Benjamin Bielman enters the gallery to thunderous applause. The concert begins. Starting like a warm spring day full of happiness, joy birds a fluttering.Mr. Beilman 's expression shows an intense passion with every note played. Dark tones turn into light in the next movement. Like a lost loved one who has been found. From light to dark the music plays. Hopefulness swells like a playground full of young vibrant children, running, laughing enjoying the sunshine beating down on their smiling faces. Leaves appear blowing in the wind one by one until the crescendo of the deep dark tones reaches the top of the concert hall. A Lonely