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Season Opener: Beethoven's 5th

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Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 7:30pmSunday, Oct 15 at 2:00pm

Location: Five Flags Theater

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FALLA Three-Cornered Hat Ballet Suite No. 1
SIBELIUS Finlandia - with the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra
GILBERTSON Trumpet Concerto - world premiere, DSO commission
           featuring Manny Laureano
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins RV 522, op. 3, No. 8     
           In Memory of Robert Byrne - featuring Eleanor Bartsch and Caroline Curtis
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

This concert welcomes back our beloved former Concertmaster, Caroline Curtis, to perform a concerto for two violins with our current Concertmaster, Eleanor Bartsch.  We also welcome the Principal Trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, Manny Laureano, to perform the world premiere of a new trumpet concerto by Dubuque native Michael Gilbertson.  The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra is featured in the stirring Finlandia, playing side by side with the professional DSO musicians. Rounding out this concert are an exciting Latin dance suite and the incredible Fifth Symphony by Beethoven, which some have called Maestro Intriligator’s “signature” symphony with the DSO. 

Manny Laureano

Manny Laureano

Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, who joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1981, has performed solos in all the Orchestra’s concert series and served as an assistant conductor during the 2005-06 season. In 2003 he premiered Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for...

Eleanor Bartsch

Eleanor Bartsch

Chicago-based violinist Eleanor Bartsch is the Concertmaster of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and an active chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States. Ms. Bartsch performs...

Caroline Curtis

Caroline Curtis

Caroline was a member of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for 39 years and Concertmaster for over 20 years. Since 1990 she had periodically been a featured soloist with the orchestra. In March of 2007 she performed the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3...

Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra

Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra is the DSYE’s premier honors orchestra.  Students typically have 5-9 years of ensemble experience, or equivalent ability, and play individually at a pre-college or college level.  Musicians gain experience...

Michael Gilbertson

Michael Gilbertson

The works of Michael Gilbertson have been described as “elegant” and “particularly beautiful” by The New York Times, “vivid, tightly woven” and “delectably subtle” by the Baltimore Sun, and “genuinely moving” by the Washington Post. Gilbertson holds...

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