FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
TWO MEN OF MYSTERY, ONE INCREDIBLE CONCERT
McAllen Performing Arts Center
801 Convention Center Blvd.
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Best of Bond
Symphony No. 3, F-Major, op. 90
Hungarian Dance No. 6, D-Major
-Brahms developed the motto “free but happy” (“frei aber froh”) based on the music notes F-A-F and included this theme into many of his works, but in Symphony No. 3, the theme begins in minor, signaling that Brahms had conflicted emotions regarding his motto and personal happiness
-John Barry, who composed the vast majority of the scores for Bond films, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to music and film in England
Maestro Peter Dabrowski and the Valley Symphony Orchestra proudly present James Bond Meets Brahms: Two men of intrigue, one incredible concert. The evening will feature famous tunes from the iconic James Bond films as well as Brahms’ third symphony, which he wrote in honor of being a bachelor and dubbed his “free but happy” symphony. Which of the many film plots will The Best of Bond inspire you to remember and what secrets did Brahms weave into his Symphony No. 3 that have kept musicologists and aficionados speculating more than 130 years after its premiere? Join the Valley Symphony Orchestra and immerse yourself in the mystery!
The VSO is pleased to offer $15 rush tickets for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 45 minutes before the start of the concert at 7:15 pm pending availability. Seating is selected by the box office.