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MASTERWORKS 1

Out of the Shadows

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ASHEVILLE

Darko Butorac, conductor

Sterling Elliott, cello

 

“To follow in Beethoven’s footsteps,” Brahms once said, “transcends one’s strength.” And yet, with his final symphony, Beethoven’s successor steps out from the shadow of his greatest inspiration and reaches new depths of drama and tragedy. Composed during his summer retreat to the Austrian countryside, the Fourth “is like a dark well, the longer we look into it, the more brightly the stars shine back.” Coupled with Brahms’s darkest symphony is Beethoven’s Leonore Overture — which sets the stage for his heroine to rescue her love — and Elgar’s stunning Cello Concerto, a poignant response to the tragic cost of World War I.

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3

Elgar Cello Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 4

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NOTE: 23-24 season shows originally scheduled for the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium have been moved. Click here to read more. 

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Sterling Elliott
Cello
Sterling Elliott
Cello

Acclaimed for his stellar stage presence and joyous musicianship, cellist Sterling Elliott is a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and the winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. Already in his young career, he has appeared with such major orchestras as the the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and more.

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