Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Jeremiah Symphony

  • Brahms: Tragic Overture
  • Jacob Avshalomov: The Taking of T’ung Kuan
  • Bernstein: Jeremiah Symphony
  • With vocal soloist Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano

Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and PJS/PYP’s second Musical Director Jacob Avshalomov, with master works by each composer. Opening with Johannes Brahms’s powerful Tragic Overture the program continues with Avshalomov’s exhilarating tone poem, The Taking of T’ung Kuan, inspired by one of China’s most famous poets, Li-Po (701-762). Mr. A grew up in China and this work commemorates one of many battles at this well-known mountain pass site.

Concluding the concert is Bernstein’s deeply emotional Jeremiah Symphony, sung in Hebrew by mezzo-soprano soloist Laura Beckel Thoreson. Take the plunge on a journey from wild exhilaration to a place of profound depth as the orchestra explores the emotions of tragedy and lamentation.

Hearing is believing. Discover for yourself why the Chicago Tribune called the orchestra “brilliant in all departments!”

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