The Concord Orchestra presents its winter concert Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26.
Richard Sebring performs Joseph Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1 and Paul Dukas’ Villanelle. Mr. Sebring is assistant principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal horn of the Boston Pops Orchestra. The orchestra performs a version of Paul Dukas’ Villanelle orchestrated by Russian horn player and teacher Vitali Bujanowski. Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 was composed during the early years of Haydn’s employment by Prince Esterhazy.
The concert opens with Harold Shapero’s lively, neo-classical Nine Minute Overture, a piece that first debuted at Tanglewood in 1940, played by a student orchestra conducted by Aaron Copland. Mr. Shapero grew up in Newton, MA and taught at Brandeis from 1951 to 1988.
The performance concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a work with many dramatic contrasts and beautiful melodies.
Tickets for adults are $25/$30 at the door, $23/$27 online. Tickets for students under 21 are $10. For tickets and information, call 978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.