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Friday, May 29, 2020 8:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:00 PM
Image of Michael Stern conducting the Kansas City SYmphony.  beethoven's "pastoral". michael stern, conductor. kansas city symphony. May 29-31

A Celebration of Isaac Stern
Beethoven's “Pastoral”

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Friday, May 29, 2020 8:00 PM


Beethoven's “Pastoral”

Friday and Saturday, May 29-May 30, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Michael Stern, conductor
Jian Wang, cello

KEVIN PUTS Inspiring Beethoven
ZHOU TIAN Cello Concerto, “Flowing Sleeves”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Beethoven often found inspiration from long walks in the Vienna countryside. In his “Pastoral” Symphony, you’ll hear the sounds of nature — a flowing brook, bird songs, a violent thunderstorm and the calm thereafter. The Academy® Award-winning film “From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China” documented the violinist’s 1979 tour where he met 10-year-old Jian Wang and encouraged him to study in the United States. Fast-forward four decades and the internationally acclaimed cellist visits Kansas City to perform Zhou Tian’s Cello Concerto. The concert opens with an imaginative Beethoven-inspired work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Tickets from $25.

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