Monday, February 09, 2009

Musical Notes

This Friday, February 13, is the next concert of the Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. It well begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Songs to be performed include:

Sibelius: Valse Triste
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Kreisler: Liebeslied and Liebesfreud
Haydn: Symphony No. 91

As this is the night before Valentine's Day, there is a lot of sweet, romantic, syrupy music in there.

Further information, including directions, can be found here.

One note, however.

Of those five wonderful songs, we trumpets only play in one - the Sarasate number. And within that entire piece, we trumpets play around 25 notes. Total. A couple little fanfares and such.

So, if you're looking for wonderful, romantic music on a pre-Valentine's night, a lush night out with your beloved, please do come and enjoy the show.

But, if you're coming specifically because you know me and want to hear me play my horn in the symphony, you might be a little disappointed in the brevity of my playing.

Still, I hope to see some of you there!

1 comment:

Beth B said...

This sounds like a wonderful program, Dan! I love Sibelius and the Barber Adagio is glorious. Have you ever heard the choral version of it? It is "Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem." I think it may be even more beautiful than the orchestral version. See

Good luck on the Sarasate. What is your favorite trumpet piece to play?