April 9, 2021 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
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Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 35 MINUTES

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 1
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Serenade No. 1

Director's Notes

Michael Mizrahi teaches at Lawrence Conservatory and has appeared twice with us on the Square. We wanted to introduce him to our Masterworks audience and asked which Beethoven Concerto he would enjoy – the No. 1. With the variety of repertoire and composers in Masterworks II, III, and IV, we want to close the 20/21 Masterworks series by reintroducing lesser-known masterpieces truly written for chamber orchestra.

In Brahms' case we see his development and transition to the eventual symphonic form. His two serenades were indeed orchestral studies. As a serenade, it was customary to vary the performance and orders of movements. In keeping with tradition we will open with the fifth movement Scherzo, treating it like an overture, then complete the serenade following the Beethoven Concerto. Serenades were considered to be an entire evening entertainment with self-contained movements. It is both a glorious indulgence and well-balanced.

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Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 35 MINUTES

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 1
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Serenade No. 1

What to expect

Pre-Concert Dinner
Pre-Concert Dinner

Dinner and discussion with Maestro and our guest artist. To reserve your spot, call 608.257.0638.

Cocktails
Cocktails

Libations are available at the cocktail bars within the Capitol Theater.

What to Wear
What to Wear

Masterworks is a delightful sense of occasion, so dress up or dress comfortably. Learn more the concert experience.

Getting Here
Getting Here

Map, directions, and parking information to help you plan your evening.

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