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Beethoven 250, Mahler’s Version – WSO Digital Concert Series
Saturday, November 7, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
In the first of four concerts celebrating Beethoven 250, WSO Music Director Robert Franz explores the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven and his String Quartet No. 11 Op. 95 arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler.
Beethoven had a profound understanding of all the orchestral instruments, leading to incredible compositions including his Trio for Two Oboes and English Horn Op. 87. Meet the soloists as Oboists Graham Mackenzie and Ron Cohen Mann, and English Horn Faith Scholfield join Maestro Franz in conversation.
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Pelee Island Winery, and Viewpointe Estate Winery to enhance WSO Digital Concert Series subscribers’ concert experience.
Wines from each vintner have been selected for each of our three Beethoven concerts. Using musical “tasting” notes about each concert, the wineries selected a wine that balances and augments the musical works to deliver the perfect sipping experience. Just as a great food and wine pairing improve a dining experience, the musical notes of our Beethoven 250 concerts compliment the tasting notes of Essex County vintners!
Beethoven was a bona fide wine aficionado and upon receiving a case of wine while on his deathbed, his last recorded words were: “Pity, pity – too late”. The WSO celebrates his 250thanniversary by combining his two greatest passions – music and wine.
Some of the wines that can be paired with the WSO Digital Concert Series include: a Gewürztraminer from Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, a Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc from North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, the Vinedressers Cabernet Sauvignon from Pelee Island Winery, and the Colchester Cuvée from Viewpointe Estate Winery.
Pairing recommendations, tasting notes, and links to purchase the wines are all available at www.windsorsymphony.com.