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Season Concert


Elisa Barston, violin
April 23, 2023
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


Johannes Brahms | Violin Concerto (38’)
Robert Schumann | Symphony No. 3 (32’)

Join us as we welcome Elisa Barston back to our stage, playing Brahms’ only Violin Concerto. We finish the afternoon with Schumann’s iconic work, one of the only symphonies with five movements. Close friends in life, Brahms and Schumann pair perfectly as we rejoice in the romance of spring.

Powerful: Brahms and Schumann; two giants and two giant works.

Beautiful: In Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg, Smilla, the protagonist says "I cry because in the universe there is something as beautiful as Kremer playing Brahms' violin concerto."

Inspiring: When Schumann’s work premiered, the audience applauded between every movement, particularly at the end of the piece, when the orchestra joined them in congratulating Schumann by shouting "hurrah!"

Of Note

Elisa Barston is Principal Second Violin for the Seattle Symphony, performs with Music of Remembrance, and is a terrific friend to the BSO.

Schumann studied law before turning his studies to music.

Brahms composed many works at Pörtschach, an Austrian lakeside resort that delighted the composer with its serenity and natural beauty. Brahms claimed the place was so overrun with melodies that one had to take care not to step on them.

Brahms and the Schumanns were close friends during their lifetimes.

Discover More

WATCH: Elisa Barston & Oana Rusu Tomai

READ: 10 Interesting Facts About Robert Schumann

READ: Learn more about Elisa Barston

Experience LIVE Music - there's nothing like it!

Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’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.

Check out our BSO Health & Safety Guidelines and Concert FAQs to find out more about how we are working to keep you safe while sharing the joy of LIVE music.

Tickets: $15 to $49

*All programs subject to change