November 4, 2018
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120-5570
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Elgin Symphony Orchestra ~ TITANS: Beethoven, Strauss & Wagner ~ Main Stage
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Beethoven Fidelio Overture
R. Strauss Four Last Songs
Wagner Highlights from The Ring
Andrew Grams, conductor
Laura Wilde, soprano
NOTEWORTHY CONCERT FACTS
Beethoven, Strauss & Wagner are three of the most influential German composers in history.
Ludwig Van Beethoven may be the greatest composer of all time and he was deaf when he wrote most of his music. He composed only one opera, Fidelio, and struggled with the Overture, revising it four times.
Richard Strauss, on the other hand, was known for his operas and influenced by his friend Richard Wagner. His Last Four Songs was composed when he was 84 and is considered one of the greatest works by a composer of that age.