Experience a piece of history at the Cypress Symphony and enjoy the magnificent sounds of the Telemann Concerto!
Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal Viola of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, joins Conductor Jerry Hou in a thrilling performance exploring the Telemann Concerto. The Telemann Concerto is an exciting work written for the viola, which differs from most music—it primarily uses the alto clef, which is otherwise rarely used. Written in the early 1700s, Telemann’s work is considered the oldest viola concerto ever written.
The composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, was a German multi-instrumentalist. He initially studied law, but became a composer against his family's wishes. He was almost completely self-taught in music.
In 1721, Telemann became musical director of Hamburg’s five main churches. His career began to thrive, as did his creativity and ambition. His music incorporates several national styles, including French and Italian, and is also influenced by Polish popular music.
Telemann became one of the most prolific composers in history and is considered to be one of the leading German composers of the time. His music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.
Head to the Cypress Symphony to witness this exhilarating performance! The event takes place Saturday, January 24th from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. The charismatic and entertaining David Sedgwick will be giving a speech, free of charge, before the event at 6:00 PM.