DuPage Symphony heads into a new season

Posted on: October 5, 2017

“The DuPage Symphony Orchestra launches a fresh season with its aptly named ‘New Beginnings’ concert 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville,” writes Jen Banowetz Wednesday’s (10/4) in Naperville Sun (Illinois). “The program features two pieces by Danish composer Carl Nielsen—Helios Overture and Symphony No. 2 in B minor — as well as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. … ‘New Beginnings refers not only to the start of the new orchestra season but to the fact that the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 has a distinctive opening with solo piano rather than the entire orchestra, which actually shocked the first audiences,’ ” said Teresa Muir, secretary of the orchestra’s board of directors. “ ‘The Helios Overture is a musical depiction of the dawn as a new beginning of the day.’ … American pianist Daniel Hsu will accompany the orchestra for the Beethoven concerto. Hsu made his Carnegie Hall debut in April … ‘I’m always amazed watching Maestra (Barbara) Schubert conduct a soloist,’ Muir said. ‘While everyone else is playing one instrument, she practically plays them all as conductor, serving as interpreter between the piano soloist and orchestra accompaniment.’ ”

 

Posted October 5, 2017

In photo: DuPage Symphony Music Director Barbara Schubert