Orchestra Iowa is pleased to present one of Beethoven’s most recognized works of the symphonic repertoire – his Fifth Symphony. From those famous first four notes to the climactic ending featuring the debut of the trombone in symphonic writing, Beethoven’s Fifth still captivates modern audiences. Also included is the thrilling Konzertstück for Four Horns by Robert Schumann, which features the Orchestra Iowa horn section as soloists. American composer Aaron Kernis’ gorgeous Musica Celestis for string orchestra opens the program.
(Concert recorded Sept. 30, 2011)