works by SINGULAR composers / SINGULAR works by composers
Montgomery Philharmonic 2014 – 2015
Our First Concert
The concert, which will include the Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus, Opus 43; Two Marches and Trio for Military Band, WoO 18 & 19; March for Military Band, WoO 24; and Symphony No. 2, Opus 36, will show the breadth of Beethoven’s works. He wrote one ballet—The Creatures of Prometheus. Beethoven also wrote five marches for military bands; we will play three of the five. In fact, one of his first pieces, written when he was only 11, was a set of variations on a military march for band. These marches were written for the evening ceremonies/musical function held by the German army. Beethoven’s Second Symphony was written during the most emotional time of his life—while he was trying to come to grips with his increasing deafness.
Our Second Concert
Our Third Concert
Our Fourth Concert
We welcome baritone Matthew Woorman to the stage to sing Songs of a Wayfarer, Mahler’s first work for voice and orchestra. Characteristics as well as melodic and harmonic content transferred from Songs of a Wayfarer to both Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 5 by Mahler. As we play Symphony No. 1, our audience will have the opportunity to compare and contrast Mahler’s compositional styles.
To Close the Season
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Why should you join the Montgomery Philharmonic?
With its unique musical program, the Montgomery Philharmonic is re-inventing the community orchestra. Like no other community orchestra, our musical program includes great connections to the community with the Bernie Rappaport Young Artist Competition for middle school students, the Youth Chamber Music Festival, the side-by-side concert with Watkins Mill High School students, and our Summer Reading Sessions.
We offer a varied program of experiences for each musician in the orchestra. Our repertoire is extensive and spans many genres and time periods. Through our collaboration with the Central Maryland Chorale, Montgomery Philharmonic members have an opportunity to play oratorio. We offer a chamber music experience, which gives musicians the option to participate in an in-depth, year-long study of chamber music, leading to a concert at the end of the season. Section rehearsals provide musicians with extra help solving problems that are unique to their particular section.
Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra serve as our coaches for a series of Adult Education Master Classes that are open so that the public can observe our work. The Montgomery Philharmonic provides a unique experience for the serious community musician who desires the challenge of musical growth.