Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Michael Francis, Conductor
Maximilian Hornung, Violoncello
Geff Strik, Visual Artist-in-Residence
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
DAVID A. STRAZ, JR. CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, FERGUSON HALL
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE ARTS—MAHAFFEY THEATER
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The use of flash photography is strictly prohibited. Please silence your mobile device. Thank you.
THE FLORIDA OR 46 CHESTRA | 2019-2020
RUTH ECKERD HALL
Pre-concert conversations begin one hour before each Masterworks concert.
Kevin Wilt Imagined Adventures: AutoBonn 2019 World premiere
(b. 1984) Co-Commissioned by The Florida Orchestra & The Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University
Richard Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35 *
(1864-1949) Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character
Introduction: Mässiges Zeitmass
Theme: Mässig “Don Quixote, knight of the sorrowful countenance” - Sancho Pansa
Variation I: Gemächlich “Adventure with the Windmills”
Variation II: Kriegerisch “The victorious struggle against a flock of sheep”
Variation III: Mässiges Zeitmass “Dialogue between Knight and Squire”
Variation IV: Etwas breiter “The adventure with the procession of pilgrims”
Variation V: Sehr langsam “The knight’s vigil”
Variation VI: Etwas breiter “The chanted Dulcinea”
Variation VII: Ein weing ruhriger als vorher “The ride through the air”
Variation VIII: Gemächlich “The voyage in the chanted boat”
Variation IX: Schnell und stürmisch “Battle with the magicians”
Variation X: Viel breiter “Duel with the knight of the bright moon”
Finale: Sehr ruhig “The death of Don Quixote”
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Artwork by Geff Strik
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 55 “Eroica”
(1770-1827) I. Allegro con brio
Retouched by Gustav Mahler II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
(1860-1911) II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
*Art film produced by Siècle des Lumières; Executive Producers Phil Yost and Geff Strik
Supported and Sponsored by Compass Land and Title, Kahwa Coffee Roasters, Liz and Todd Birge, and Oktane Media
Music represented by Josef Weinberger, Ltd.