Rhythmic Traditions

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classically elegant Violin Concerto No. 5, ”Turkish”, earned its nickname due to a suddenly “exotic” sounding interjection in the final movement. Award-winning violinist, Karen Gomyo makes her New West Symphony debut with this most popular of Mozart’s violin concertos. Ludwig van Beethoven’s propulsive and exuberant 7th Symphony brims with joyful, dancelike movements and rhythmic vitality. Richard Wagner called it the “apotheosis of dance.” Beethoven himself called it “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.” A New West Symphony commissioned work from Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere.

Karen Gomyo, violin

Beal | The Great Circle (World Premiere Commission)
Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Oxnard Performing Arts Center