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Rising Up

David A. Rahbee
guest conductor
Dawn Posey, violin
January 26, 2025
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


Franz Joseph Haydn | Il Mondo Della Luna "The World on the Moon" (4’)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges | Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2 (23’)
Maurice Ravel | Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn (3')
Franz Joseph Haydn | Symphony No. 104 "London" (29’)

Guest Conductor David A. Rahbee leads our first concert of the new year, exploring the relationship between Haydn and Ravel.

“It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius.” – Franz Joseph Haydn

Of Note

Ravel’s Menuet in the name of Haydn was written in 1909 to mark the 100th anniversary of Haydn's death.

Haydn taught Beethoven and Mozart and is known as the Father of the Symphony.

Chavalier de Saint-Georges was a violinist, conductor, and composer in the court of Marie Antoinette. He also excelled at fencing and was an accomplished dancer.

Haydn’s comic opera The World on the Moon was originally performed in Hungary in 1777.

Ravel’s piece is just 54 bars long with a theme based on Haydn's own name as a five-note motif.

Chavalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto includes solo violin, string orchestra, and basso continuo.

Haydn’s London Symphony was the Austrian composer’s final symphony.

Discover More

WATCH Meet the Father of the Symphony

WATCH Who was Chevalier de Saint-Georges?

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Dr. McKenna Milici's engaging and informative Pre-Concert Lecture will take place at 2:15PM in the Walton Theatre. Doors open at 2PM and seating is limited, so please plan accordingly.

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