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March 20, 2007 > Symphony presents Spring Concert

Symphony presents Spring Concert

The Fremont Symphony brings some blockbuster favorites to Fremont with its Spring Concert at 8 pm on Saturday, March 24th, at Smith Center, Ohlone College. The program includes Beethoven's Symphony No 7, Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute and Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Bethany Wang-plus, for contrast, Stravinsky's 1946 jewel for string orchestra, the Concerto for Strings in D.

Beethoven's Seventh Symphony-he called it "the Grand Symphony in A, one of my very best"-is the crowning masterpiece of Beethoven's so-called "second period" that gave us his most heroic, outgoing, triumphant and optimistic music. Wagner described the Symphony as "the apotheosis of the dance" and each movement has its characteristic rhythmic motto.

Liszt's First Piano Concerto never fails to please with its flying octaves, imposing cadenzas, invention, wit, poetry and sheer genius. Liszt was staggeringly successful in his lifetime and remains one of the most popular composers to this day.

Piano soloist Bethany Wang tied for First Place in the Fremont Symphony's 2006 Young Artist Competition. At the time of the competition, Bethany was a senior at San Ramon Valley High School and studied piano with Dr. Jed Galant of Newark (who won first place in the Fremont Symphony's 1974 Young Artist Competition). Currently Bethany attends the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studies piano with Sharon Mann.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for students with ID and $37-$42 for adults, and are available by phone at (510) 794-1659 or via email at tickets@fremontsymphony.org.

Fremont Symphony Orchestra
Spring Concert
Saturday, March 24th, at 8 pm
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont

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