Celebration of Tradition w/ special guest Steven Lin
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About the event
Brave the Wyoming winter for a celebration of revered musical traditions from the classical period — a musical movement known for its emphasis on form and structure. These pieces highlight the principles that create the steadfast foundation of orchestral music and composition.
We begin with two works from father and son Loepold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, respectively. First, Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony will come to life with the help of some extra special guest soloists. We follow with the explosive urgency of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular symphony and one of the last he ever wrote — his Symphony No. 40.
Virtuosic pianist Steven Lin returns to the WSO as we begin our exploration of Beethoven’s music in 2020. We kick off the tribute with Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto — a shining example of the more “polite” works of the composer’s early period. Steven Lin’s distinct, fervid style will perfectly highlight the quirky complexities of the piece.