Program Notes

Beethoven & Brahms

With this performance, TSO is reaching quite a milestone – the final concert of our tenth full season! Our first concert was presented on April 4, 2006 (a little over ten years ago), but our first full season officially began in September of 2006. It has been quite a ride since then! Our concert program [...]

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Play it Cool

Born in Rochester in 1941, Adolphus Hailstork spent most of his youth in Albany where he began singing and learning to play the violin, the piano, and the organ at an early age.  His joining the choir of the Episcopalian Cathedral was an important milestone and a source of inspiration for a life-long interest in [...]

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Classical Masters

Tonight, TSO will reach two important milestones. We will first close our Beethoven symphony cycle with a performance of the composer’s Fourth Symphony. Then, we will perform our very first Mozart Piano Concerto. The Master’s 27 Piano Concertos – a musical canon as impressive as Beethoven’s 9 symphonies – represent a crowning achievement of the [...]

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Firebird

We are thrilled that you have decided to join TSO for a fiery symphonic ride on the opening concert of its 10th season.  What a milestone! Tonight, we will bring you some of the most brilliant and colorful music of the orchestral repertoire. Russian composers have made a monumental contribution to the symphonic canon of [...]

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Zuill Bailey Plays Elgar

Franz Schubert (1797-1828), regarded by many as the first great Romantic composer, was born in Vienna at a time when the Austrian capital was still the world’s foremost center of great music-making. Showing signs of musical talent at a young age, Schubert received his early musical training from his father Franz Theodor on the violin [...]

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Romantic Spirit

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), one of first great composers of the Romantic era, was born in Eutin, Holstein and showed musical talent at an early age.  His mother was a singer and his father was involved in the directorship of various musical organizations. He was born with a congenital hip disease and could not walk until he was four years old, at which [...]

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