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Facets of Brahms:
The Search for
a Symphony

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The legacy of Beethoven informed much of Brahms’s creative life. Beethoven’s second symphony–in an arrangement created for St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble–is performed alongside Serenade No.1 in D, an early work that Brahms considered calling his first symphony. The original nonet version was destroyed when Brahms adapted it into a symphonic version—restored here by Alan Boustead.

Pre-concert discussion with Stanford University musicologist and program annotator James Steichen will ask: what did Brahms learn from Beethoven, why did he destroy his first version of the Serenade, and what can we learn from the creation of new versions of the works that you will hear on the program.

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St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble

Program

BEETHOVEN  -  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36, arranged by Andy Stein
BRAHMS  -  Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, reconstructed by Alan Boustead

Orchestra of St. Luke’s grew out of a versatile chamber ensemble that began performing concerts in 1974 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs approximately 80 concerts each year at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, while keeping the intimacy of chamber music at the heart of its diverse musical programs. OSL owns and operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, which provides rehearsal, recording, and performance space for more than 30,000 musicians annually; hosts free concerts and events for over 10,000 New York City students and families; and provides after-school instrumental instruction for the 125+ members of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

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