Dubuque Symphony Presents Mozart, Miriam and Beethoven

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra presents works by Mozart and Beethoven on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 16 at 2:00pm at the Five Flags Theater. Violinist Miriam Fried will be the featured soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, one of the most graceful and challenging concertos in the violin repertoire.

Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s greatest violinists. She has performed with virtually every major orchestra in the United States and Europe, and is heralded for her intensity, emotional depth and virtuosity.

She has been a guest with the principal orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, as well as the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony. In addition to being a concerto soloist she is an accomplished recitalist and chamber musician.

This will be Fried’s second appearance with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in February 2012.

“Miriam is one of the greatest musicians with whom I have ever worked,” said Maestro William Intriligator. “She has incredible musical instincts, as well as vast musical knowledge and experience. Making music with her is a privilege”

Prior to Fried’s guest appearance the orchestra will perform two works by Mozart. The concert will open with the Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte. This bright and sparkling overture sets the tone for the lighthearted symphony to follow. Named after the Austrian town, Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony was composed in just four days. It is a testament the composer’s genius.

Individual tickets ($14 - $48) to this concert are available at the Five Flags Center box office; open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; at any Ticketmaster retail outlet; and online at www.dubuquesymphony.org. Discounted $6 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance.

Open rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, March 14 at the Five Flags Theater. Open rehearsals are free and open to the public. The symphony asks that everyone be in Five Flags Theater by 6:50pm so that rehearsal can start promptly at 7:00pm. The audience will be invited to visit and enjoy snacks with the musicians at the rehearsal break scheduled at approximately 8:15pm. Maestro Intriligator will also present a free pre-concert lecture in the Five Flags Theater at 1:15pm on Sunday.

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