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Atonement Lutheran Church

In Nature's Realm and Brahms' 2nd Symphony

In Nature's Realm and Brahms' 2nd Symphony
In Nature's Realm and Brahms' 2nd Symphony

Time & Location

Mar 03, 2024, 6:30 PM

Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212, USA

About the event

Our 2nd symphonic series concert of the season features two of history's greatest composers, Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak, who are connected in more ways than you may think. Brahms was one of Dvorak's musical mentors, and they remained connected throughout their lives. Brahms was a supportive and encouraging mentor to Dvorak, offering guidance and advice on his compositions. He was particularly impressed with Dvorak's natural musical talent and encouraged him to continue developing a unique style of his own. Brahms certainly had his own very unique style of music, and his encouragement and mentorship certainly helped Dvorak develop his own style of music. Both composers are celebrated for good reason.

Dvorak's tone poem - In Nature's Realm paints a beautiful picture of the Czech countryside. Dvorak took much inspiration for the work from his time at his home in Vysoka in rural Bohemia, where he was constantly surrounded by the sounds of nature and nothing else. Hear the birds sing, the wind whistle, and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of nature portrayed through music. Brahms' 2nd symphony is a tale of two stories, the despair of a sorrowful soul and the triumphant and joyous nature of overcoming that sorrow. Brahms is able to portray human emotion through music superbly. You'll witness the sun emerge from the clouds through this true musical masterpiece. During this concert, the Overland Park Orchestra will also honor Sam Christian, our Youth Soloist Competition winner, through an exciting performance of the 1st movement of Paul Creston's Concertino for Marimba. This thrilling piece is designed to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the marimba as a solo instrument with an electrifying orchestral accompaniment. The performance will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

You'll be taken on a ride through the passion for music, the power of the human spirit, and the tranquil elegance of nature. We hope to see you there!

Concert Program to Include:

In Nature's Realm   –––––   Antonin Dvorak

Concertino for Marimba   –––––   Paul Creston

- Marimba Soloist: Sam Christian

Symphony No. 2   –––––   Johannes Brahms

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