Schubert & Farrenc
The TBSO looks forward to seeing you in person again for this remarkable concert!
William Grant Still: Mother and Child
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B flat
Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 2, Op. 35
Evan Mitchell, RBC Featured conductor
The beautiful, Mother and Child by William Grant Still is built on a deep, gentle tonal foundation. It speaks in a consistently tender voice throughout variations of intensity. With rich layers of strings varying from languid and introspective to brilliantly clear, one cannot help but contemplate the complex relationship between mother and child.
The timeless genius of Schubert’s Symphony no 2 in B flat is characteristic Schubert: tuneful and balanced. Intricately textured, with variations of theme and tone throughout, this is a dramatic and sometimes intense piece.
Primarily a pianist, Farrenc composed a number of pieces for piano though wrote only 3 Symphonies. Her Symphony no. 2 in D major treats us to a fresh, lyrical and delightfully playful experience. The writing for woodwinds in particular, is colorful and imaginative. A true breath of fresh air.