October 5–7, 2024

Brahms 2: Moments in Light and Darkness

From the wistful horn calls of its opening bars to the life-affirming radiance of the closing chorale, Brahms's Second Symphony conjures bucolic landscapes where sunlit serenity and ominous storm clouds share the sky. Plus, Composer-in-Residence Andy Akiho premieres a new concerto for cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, who performs with "unforced simplicity and beauty of tone" (New York Times).


Andy Akiho: New Cello Concerto (Co-commission, composer-in-residence)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Mountain icon


David Danzmayr, Conductor
Jeffery Zeigler, Cello


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This concert is part of Classical Series C and is eligible for the Choose Your Own Series.


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  • SAT, OCT 5, 2024, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, OCT 6, 2024, 2:00 PM
  • MON, OCT 7, 2024, 7:30 PM

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