Reflections

Saturday, March 19, 2021 – 7:30pm

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”
  • William Grant Still: Symphony No. 5 “The Western Hemisphere”

Across an ocean and a century, the symphonies of Beethoven and Still connect our inner worlds with the natural wonders of the world around us. Where bucolic brooks and stormy skies reflect feelings of tranquility and fear in Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony, Still’s is a kind of musical creation story, wherein “the lands of the Western Hemisphere are raised from the bosom of the Atlantic.”