The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra Performs Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
This March, the talented musicians of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 at the Fulton Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s oldest operating theatre. The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has established a reputation as one of the best classical music companies in the world, embracing the treasure trove of local skill, talent, and enthusiasm for arts that are found in the capital area. If you haven’t heard Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, you’re in for an emotional and tumultuous journey of sound through thoughts and feelings of doubt, submission to fate, and the very personal struggles of the composer himself from the 19th century.
In addition to the dramatic performance of Tchaikovsky’s epic instrumental, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra also performs Handel’s Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks. The performance debuted for King George II in all woodwind instruments, and the fireworks display caught the bleachers on fire. It’s likely Lancaster’s modern performance won’t go quite as awry as that one.
Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta wraps up the approximately two-hour concert. Dances of Galanta is based on the folk music of a Slovakian town where this famous Hungarian composer spent most of his childhood. This performance is about fifteen minutes long.
A twenty-minute intermission will also be taken during the concert. Concert times start March 4th at 3PM and 8PM at the Fulton Theatre of Lancaster, PA. Visit the website to find more information and purchase tickets for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth.