Schumann Symphony No. 2
Joslyn Art Museum - Sunday, March 15
Music for royalty starts this program, with Handel’s Water Music created literally to row King George I up and down the Thames! Dvorak’s Wind Serenade feels just as regal, with rhythmic, driving lines matched against light, airy melodies. Schumann balances solemn, moving strings and delicate trumpet work with powerful moments of joy and energy. The second movement Scherzo will remind you that he had a gift of writing things that sound simple, and yet are fiendishly difficult. Virtuosic ensemble work of the highest order – a true feature for the entire Omaha Symphony.