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January 18, 2020- impromptuSF Concert

January 18, 2020

8:00 pm

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

1111 O'Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 94109

Thomas Alexander, Music Director

Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, “Haffner,” is one of the prolific composer’s most joyful works. Written in 1782, just a year after he relocated to Vienna from Salzburg and when he was just 26, its joyful opening and boisterous finale are said to represent a sense of liberation and excitement about his life in a new city.

Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor premiered in 1876, a whopping 21 years after he began writing it. It opens with a dramatic, lamenting allegro and concludes with a joyous finale in C major, reminding so many listeners of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” that the work is often referred to as “Beethoven’s 10th.”


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