Continuous Variation

Singletary Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 18th
7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
Admission Fee: ADULTS $25+ | YOUTH & STUDENTS $11

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023

7:30 PM


MÉLISSE BRUNET, Music Director

Continuous Variation, at the Singletary Center for the Arts, derives its name from a technique used by composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in her Symphony No. 1, a work which demonstrates the potential of a handful of ideas to develop into new material. This piece was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1983, making Zwillich the first female composer to receive this esteemed prize. Violist Jordan Bak joins LexPhil to perform Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto, left unfinished at his death and completed by Tibor Serly from sketches, memories and ideas. The evening concludes with Johannes Brahms’ beautiful Symphony No. 3, which incorporates cyclical techniques alongside folk melodies and musical codes.

Repertoire to include: (Subject to change)


ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH - Symphony No. 1: Three Movements for Orchestra

BÉLA BARTÓK - Viola Concerto (Serly Edition)

Jordan Bak, viola

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Symphony No.3, in F major

INSIDE THE SCORE

FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK BEGINS AT 6:45PM

Join us prior to Continuous Variation for a free pre-concert lecture for an exclusive, in-depth look Inside the Score! The talk begins at 6:45PM in the Presidents Room prior to the concert. Seating is limited, so arrive early!


Inside the Score is presented by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation.