The Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Jarvi, presents “For the Love of Beethoven” on Friday, Feb. 14. Featuring concertmaster Debra Terry in Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, the concert performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.
Details from the Dearborn Symphony:
The Dearborn Symphony celebrates 250 years of the great Ludwig van Beethoven, a titan whose music opened the flood gates to everything from Romanticism to musical narrative, self-reflection and the complexities of the human spirit. His “Egmont Overture,” one of music’s most dramatic overtures, raises the curtain on a program featuring favorite movements form Symphonies No. 5 and 7. Symphony concertmaster, Debra Terry, will perform Beethoven’s tender but dramatic Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2. The program climaxes with the Dearborn Youth Symphony in a side-by-side performance of Tchaikovsky’s March Slave, reminiscent of the more famous 1812 Overture.
The image above is a detail from an engraving, a “double portrait,” by Ernst Pickardt (1876-1931), “Meeting between Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.” From the collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San José State University.
“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” — Ludwig van Beethoven