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Saturday, November 9 at 8 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
A native of Guelph, Ontario, Lucy Warren began her violin studies at the age of seven with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony member Vicky Dvorak, and has since gone on to study with other KWS members Elspeth Durward and Bénédicte Lauzière.
She is now completing her third year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, where she studies violin performance in the studio of Erika Raum.
Lucy has attended and performed at various summer music academies and festivals, including Domaine Forget, Orford, Westben Summer Arts Festival, and Quartetfest at Wilfrid Laurier University.
She is very excited to perform with the Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra, and would like to thank her family, teachers, and friends for their constant support.
Mozart (1756-1791) Violin Concerto #5 (1775)
Mozart, the most famous of all classical composers, hailed from Austria. He was born there and did most of his work there, including the composition of this work in 1775 in Salzburg.
His five violin concerti range widely in technical difficulty - the early ones somewhat easier (as it is believed he wrote them and played them in performance himself) and the later much more difficult - perhaps written for an accomplished soloist of the day.
The key for this concerto is A major with the beautiful slow movement in E major and back to A major for the finale. This concerto is nicknamed the Turkish concerto as the rondo finale uses some of the same elements of the “Rondo alla Turca" from his piano sonata in the same key.
Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Symphony #4 (1806)
The fourth symphony is not one of the more regularly performed symphonies by Beethoven. It is, as almost all of his works are, an absolute masterpiece. It is, somewhat overlooked as it sits between the huge “Eroica” (3rd symphony) and the 5th symphony.
A breather in the midst of the storms on either side. It was well loved by Schumann declaring it "a slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants". Berlioz declared that the slow movement was written by the Archangel Gabriel and Mendelssohn, so enamoured, owned the original score for many years.
It is in four fairly typical movements, but looks back to the classical genre rather than ahead to the inevitable romantic.
Delius (1862-1934), A walk to the Paradise Garden (1907)
A Village Romeo and Juliet is the fourth of six operas written by Frederick Delius. The music evokes a beautiful walk in an incredible garden, perhaps bathed in moonlight when in fact the paradise garden is a pub.
Only an Englishman (myself included) could romanticize such a place. We do love our pints… the walk in question is to a place where the lovers in the opera plan their Shakespearean demise. A very sad and tragic ending to an opera rarely performed.
Daniel Warren, KWCO Music Director
is a highly sought-after conductor, arranger, trumpet soloist and educator. The Toronto Star declared "under Warren's direction, the orchestra sounded full-bodied and alive!" and "sounding luscious and regal, Warren accomplished his task".
Daniel served as Resident Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for fourteen years and, also recently, as Interim Artistic Advisor and conductor for Orchestra London Canada. Daniel has conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Orchestra London, the Windsor Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, The ERGO and Continuum ensembles and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. Many of these performances were broadcast on CBC radio. For the past twelve years he has been conducting at the Westben Arts Festival Theatre in performances of opera, choral and orchestral programs.
Comfortable with virtually all genres of orchestral music, Daniel has conducted Anne Murray, Barenaked Ladies, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Louise Pitre, Holly Cole, Denzal Sinclair, Martin Fry of ABC, Laurence Gowan of Styx, Jeans ‘n Classics and Cirque de la Symphonie, Gary Relyea, Susan Platts, Karina Gauvin and many others.
Recent opera engagements include Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflote” at Westben and Opera Kitchener’s Die Zauberflote. Other acclaimed conducting engagements have taken Daniel to the United States, Austria and the Czech Republic.
As a trumpet soloist Daniel has recorded both on CD and in live television broadcast. He has toured extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Holland, Germany, Spain and Switzerland and in virtually every country throughout South America.
Also active as an arranger, Daniel’s work was recently played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, England. His symphonic arrangements span classical, Jazz, Broadway and rock styles and have been performed by orchestras in Canada, the USA, England and Asia.
He resides in his owner-built home in a rural setting with his wonderful wife and two children.
Visit www.danielwarren.ca for additional information.