Eine Kleine Rhine Musik: Brahms, Haydn, Schumann

January 14, 2017  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Cicely Parnas, cello

Brahms        Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Haydn           Cello Concerto in C
Schumann   Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’

Ear JoyAn Evening of German Delights

Each season I choose a concert to explore my favorite Germanic composers, and with Brahms’ inspired Haydn Variations, you can hear how he wanted to create music of deep intellectual rigor and intense emotional experience. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is as joyous as it is virtuosic. Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony, sweeps you along the famed German waterway in an evocative musical journey, complete with its famous sonic representation of Cologne’s great cathedral.
Daniel Meyer

courtney-lewisCourtney Lewis, conductor

Well established as one of his generation’s most talented conductors, Courtney Lewis is the music director and conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony. He has also served as assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic—where he returns on subscription in the 2016/17 season—and as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lewis graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he studied composition with Robin Holloway and clarinet with Dame Thea King.






Cicely ParnasCicely Parnas, cello

American cellist Cicely Parnas, praised for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” (The New York Times), attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2012.





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