Portrait of Beethoven – with guest lecturer Dr. Adam Collins

 
February 23, 2020: The SOR celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth as we explore the artistry and life of one of the greatest composers of all time. This special lecture-performance features UM faculty member and SOR musician, cellist Dr. Adam Collins, whose popular MOLLI lecture series on Beethoven at UM was sold-out last season! During the evening’s concert, Adam will present a mini-lecture on Beethoven that will be followed by a performance of his Opus 18 #4 string quartet arranged for string orchestra. Learn about the life of this fascinating composer, as well as his compositional techniques, and hear musical examples performed by the SOR in this unique musical format. Our program also includes the lyrical “Elgar Serenade for Strings,” a favorite of musicians and audiences for its beautiful sweeping melodies. A special performance-lecture program not to be missed!