Beethoven, Chopin and a Sorrowful Song

  • Dates:October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 ( Recurring daily )
  • Location:Centennial Concert Hall
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Address: 555 Main Street Winnipeg, MB
  • Contact: WSO Box Office
  • Phone: 204-949-3999
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  • Region: Winnipeg

Ecstasy and despair… adversaries at the heart of the Autumn Festival. It starts with Beethoven’s colourful interpretation of the Prometheus myth: humanity’s creation and its protector’s eternal punishment. Then Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, written in the passion and pangs of first love. Chopin dedicated the Adagio to this love, creating a piece Liszt called “a perfection almost ideal.”

Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 is a lament so powerful it transcends genre. The text comes from messages scratched on the walls of a Gestapo prison. “I wanted to express a great sorrow,” Górecki said, a goal he achieved with profound beauty.

Beethoven, Chopin and a Sorrowful Song
  • 204-949-3999
  • 555 Main Street
  • Winnipeg, MB