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Swedish Chamber Orchestra

by The Staff on April 18, 2013

 

Wednesday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the orchestra is from Sweden, but the music is all from Germany. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Thomas Dausgaard, will close this season’s series of Troy Chromatic Concerts with a program of Beethoven and Brahms.

The evening will open with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, followed by his Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson. This is Ohlsson’s fourth appearance as part of the TCC series, but his first performing a concerto with orchestra.

The finale will be Brahms Symphony No. 1, a triumphant work that Brahms long labored over because, like many composers of that generation, the oppressive weight of Beethoven’s legacy messed with his mind.

Troy Chromatic Concerts will present the Swedish Chamber Orchestra Wednesday (April 24) at 7:30 PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (2nd and State streets, Troy). Tickets are $40 and $45. For more info, call the box office at 273-0038.