World-renowned trumpeter and survivor-turned-cancer-research-advocate Ryan Anthony performs James Stephenson's Concerto for Hope, written especially for him. The piece is bookended by Vivaldi's sparkling Concerto for Two Trumpets and Dvořák's infectiously optimistic Eighth Symphony.
As savvy listeners know, it's all about the B-side - what's overlooked at first can become illuminating, even defining, with hindsight. Beethoven's King Stephen Overture contains the first hints of his immortal Ninth Symphony, while Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto offers an auditory glimpse into the composer's limited happier days.
All are welcome! This 35-minute concert includes flexible seating (or standing!) options, comfortable lighting, and lower volumes to accommodate listeners on the autism spectrum and/or those with sensory sensitivities. Fidgets and a nearby quiet room will be available. Best for kids between ages 5 – 13. Social story and photos of the venue coming soon!