Beethoven's 8th Symphony
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Omaha Symphony Beethoven's 8th Symphony Joslyn Art Museum - Witherspoon Concert Hall

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
POULENC: Sinfonietta
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8  MORE

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
POULENC: Sinfonietta
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

Three boisterous sailors on leave in wartime New York City inspire Bernstein’s dance variations. Full of dance rhythms and phrases that resemble Tchaikovsky and Mozart, Poulenc’s mini-symphony is a light and lyrical crowd-pleaser. The most light-hearted of Beethoven’s symphonies, the Eighth plays endless musical jokes, ending with a mad-dash finale.   LESS