José Luis Gomez, conductor
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Bach/Webern: Fugue for Six Voices from Musical Offering
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
- Considered the most substantive of Bach’s thirteen-piece “Musical Offering,” the Fugue is dedicated to Frederick the Great; Webern’s instrumentation gives the music universal appeal.
- Yekwon Sunwoo is the 2017 Gold medal winner of the prestigious Cliburn Competition.
- At the premiere of Symphony No. 7 Beethoven remarked that it was one of his best works.
- Allegretto (the second movement) has been used in a wide variety of films including Mr. Holland’s Opus, The King’s Speech and X-Men
The first Tucson Symphony Orchestra concert on January 13, 1929 featured Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.