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Master Series ends with start of 6-part Bach concerto

By Jessica Rodrigo
April 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Updated April 23, 2013 at 11:24 p.m.


IF YOU GO

• WHAT: Master Series 5 Symphonie Fantastique and the Brandenburg Project

• WHEN: 7 p.m. discussion; concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday

• WHERE: Victoria Fine Arts Center; 1002 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria

• COST: $18-$45

• For ticket information: Visit victoriasymphony.com or call 361-576-4500

Save the dates

The 40th anniversary series is set for the 2013-14 year. Visit victoriasymphony.com for more details.

• Sept. 14, 2013

• Oct. 19, 2013

• Jan. 18, 2014

• Feb. 22, 2014

• April 26, 2014

Though Saturday evening will draw the 39th Master Series presented by the Victoria Symphony to a close, it will be the first of a three-part series.

The performance will take classical music-lovers on a trip through Johann Sebastian Bach's six-part Bradenburg Concerto.

Executive director of Victoria Symphony Michelle Hall, said the organization is pulling some strings to make this series extra special.

"To enhance the experience, we have enlisted a speaker who is an expert in all things baroque," she said.

Dr. Gregory Barnett, associate professor of musicology at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, will introduce Bach's history and host a discussion about his instrumentation.

"It's going to be a big, fun series," said Darryl One, Victoria Symphony artistic director.

The second performance of the evening includes Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which Hall said most people might remember from the movie "Sleeping with the Enemy."

It's a love story of a different kind, One said, in that the music tells the story of an artist who meets this woman he later becomes interested in.

"It follows this infatuation all while he is under the influence of drugs - kind of psychedelic symphony," explained One.

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