Fresh Air & Beethoven’s Eroica

November 2, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Baiba Skride
Baiba Skride (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

Tension, energy, and triumph abound in Beethoven’s history-changing “Eroica” Symphony. In contrast, Sebastian Currier’s delicate and mesmerizing Aether — featuring Latvian violinist Baiba Skride — evokes “the air the gods breathe.” Sibelius’s evocative tone poem Night Ride and Sunrise opens the program.

Description adapted from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


All works conducted by Ken-David Masur

Jean Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise, Symphonic Poem, Op. 55

Sebastian Currier: Aether for violin and orchestra
Baiba Skride, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55, Eroica