What is taboo, a “no-no”, when composing, namely “consecutive fifths”, is no deterrent to a creative programmer of classical music. Just consider one of the Thursday series concerts featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at bergenPAC in Englewood.
NJSO Conductor JACQUE LACOMBE has juxtaposed two of the most famous – and well-loved – compositions by Beethoven: His Fifth Piano Concerto in E-flat major (known as the “Emperor”) and his Fifth Symphony in C minor.
Each is a masterwork and written when the composer was well aware of his giant powers. “With who,” he inquired, “need I be afraid of measuring my strength?”
The icing on the cake is Canadian-born Bostonian MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN – the combination of fellow-Canadian Maestro Lacombe and a world-class pianist make for an unforgettable evening come Thursday, June the 4th. Don’t miss it!
Copyright © Azim Lewis Mayadas 2014