Spokane Symphony: An Evening of Music by Romantic Masters
Oct. 27-28. Inspired by his admiration for Johannes Brahms’ Third Symphony, and encouraged by the great success of his Sixth Symphony, Antonin Dvorak set to work on a new symphony in the early 1880s. It was a commission by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London – the same to have commissioned Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony several decades earlier – making it a great honor for Dvorak. Samuel Barber / First Essay; Johannes Brahms / Serenade No. 2; Antonin Dvorak / Symphony No. 7. Eckart Preu, conductor. Part of the Classics series. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.