Friday, May 22 - Saturday, May 23 at the Marcus Center
A visit to the countryside and a pleasant, babbling brook. A “merry gathering” of friends and neighbors. A sudden downpour and, finally, feelings of “thanks to the Deity.” This is the path Beethoven charts through his Sixth Symphony, titled “Pastoral” after its idyllic country setting; listen for birdsong, thunder and the call of the shepherds. Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart returns to conduct this icon. On the first half, MSO Principal Cello Susan Babini performs Elgar’s poignant Cello Concerto.
11:15a on Friday, May 22
8:00p on Saturday, May 23
Edo de Waart
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 85
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, “Pastoral”