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2021 Fall Concert

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Season of Change

Symphony North of Houston’s first concert of the 2021-2022 season is on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 4:00. The 2021-2022 season is one of change for Symphony North. We are pleased to be in our new performance venue: Salem Lutheran Church. We certainly thank them for graciously providing its beautiful facilities for our rehearsals and concerts.

Program

The program line up includes Humperdinck’s Overture to Hansel and Gretel, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. In Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck shows an understanding of a child’s mind in the context of poetry and an atmosphere of a woodland’s scene at twilight.

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 is also known as the “Unfinished Symphony”. There are a number of hypothesis presented as to why it is called “The Unfinished Symphony.” One is that he lost interest in finishing it: there are only two movements instead of the conventional four. Another is that everything that needed to expressed was expressed, thereby no need to finish it. Lastly, is probably the most likely: he died before he could finish it; but who knows?

Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 consists of the more typical four movements and is considered his most important large-scale work. It has many melodic resemblances to his theatre works Prince Igor and Mlada, which often diverted his attention way from this work.