January 8 Joslyn Around Town
Symphony Joslyn
1:30 pm Art Talk, 2 pm Performance

Individual tickets: $35. Joslyn members may receive a 20% discount for Symphony Joslyn series or single tickets by calling Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or showing a Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert. Strauss Performing Arts Center is located at 6305 University Drive North between the Criss Library and the Milo Bail Student Center parallel to Dodge Street. See the full series schedule at omahasymphony.org.

Beethoven 2 & Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto
Omaha Symphony Principal Trumpet Scott Quackenbush shines in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, a cornerstone of the repertoire that requires an agile mastery.

BRAHMS/arr. BRIGHT SHENG: Prelude & Black Swan
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
ELLINGTON/arr. GOULD: Solitude

Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art, examines Edouard Cibot’s (French, 1799–1877), Fallen Angels, 1833.

Composed to demonstrate the versatility of the keyed trumpet, Hummel's concerto is a classical piece of the trumpet repertoire. While Hummel’s music has been recognized as a bridge between Classical and Romantic impulses in the nineteenth century, it is the implementation of lyrical melodies associated with Beethoven that is believed to have truly ushered in the Romantic era. The transition from the Classical to the Romantic may also be discerned in Edouard Cibot’s Fallen Angels. Inspired by John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, this painting showcases refined technique and an imaginative interpretation of humanity’s fall from grace, reflecting aspects of two of the most prominent movements of nineteenth-century European painting.

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Shown Above: Edouard Cibot (French, 1799–1877), Fallen Angels, 1833, oil on canvas, 49 x 37 1/2 in., Museum purchase, 1995.18, Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019