This Beethoven-infused program opens with a world premiere commissioned by the Festival and composed by the “striking and resourceful” Hannah Lash (New York Times); her new Forestallings is directly inspired by Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Continuing our look at Beethoven through another lens, we also experience Music Director Peter Oundjian’s own string orchestra arrangement of Beethoven’s groundbreaking String Quartet Op. 131; after hearing this deeply moving quartet, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?” Also on this evening’s program is Kevin Puts’ Marimba Concerto — marimba virtuoso Ji Su Jung returns to perform this lyrical work full of nods to Mozart.
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Ji Su Jung, marimba
Hannah Lash, composer
Hannah Lash, Forestallings (World premiere commission) (2019-2020)
Kevin Puts, Concerto for Marimba
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 (orch. Peter Oundjian)