Dynamic Variation:

Brahms Symphony No. 1 conducted by Christopher Dragon

Oct 15, 2021


For much of his life, Brahms felt the omnipresent weight of Beethoven’s shadow looming over him but with the long-awaited completion of his First Symphony, he emphatically vanquished his symphonic demons with a work that simultaneously contains echoes of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and stands alone as a truly magnificent symphonic achievement. Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon is joined by featured soloist Simone Porter who brings her expressive style to Mendelssohn’s revered Violin Concerto. Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture offers a sublime and energetic romp through one of the composer's last and greatest works — an opener to a performance that will captivate from the first note.