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Stealing Fire

Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Leshnoff Concerto for Clarinet & Bassoon (New York Premiere)
Assad Saravá (US Premiere)*
Respighi Pines of Rome

Our season finale opens with a spark: Beethoven’s depiction of the eponymous Titan who defied his fellow gods by giving fire — and with it civilization and creativity — to humankind. The GVO performs two of humanity’s newest creations: Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto for Clarinet & Bassoon — featuring Pittsburgh Symphony principals Nancy Goeres and Michael Rusinek — and Clarice Assad’s Saravá, a rhapsody paying homage to Brazilian poet, singer-songwriter and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes. Respighi’s colossal Pines of Rome brings our season to a triumphant close.

Earlier Event: March 15
Bohemian Rhapsodies
Later Event: May 10
Philharmonia at Symphony Space