Owensboro Symphony performing ‘Stairway to Schumann’ on Saturday

March 3, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated March 2, 2022 | 10:16 pm

Owensboro Symphony

The Owensboro Symphony will perform their third concert of its season, Stairway to Schumann, at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert will open with an arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven.

“We are always looking for opportunities to bridge popular music with the symphonic,” said Troy Quinn, Owensboro Symphony Music Director. “A couple of years ago we played Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and the audience loved it. I think Stairway to Heaven will be another hit.”

The first half will close with Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concert No. 1 in A minor. The soloist will be Owensboro Symphony’s principal cellist Graham Cullen. Cullen joined the orchestra in 2019 and also performs with the Evansville Philharmonic and the Eykamp String Quartet. He is also an Artist in Residence at the University of Evansville.

Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor will complete the concert. Composed in 1840, this piece was chronologically Schumann’s second symphony, but it was not published until 10 years later after many revisions.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 270-684-0661 or online at OwensboroSymphony.org. Ticket prices begin at $48 for adults and $15.50 for students. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Patrons are encourage to arrive early to enjoy a brief presentation by Quinn at 6:15 p.m. in the concert hall. Quinn will share insights about the music that will be performed during the concert.

March 3, 2022 | 12:07 am

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