Ogden Chamber Orchestra to perform Brahms, Copland
OGDEN — The Ogden Chamber Orchestra will perform the third concert of its current season on Saturday.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.
Two works will be featured, Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in e, Opus 98, and Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” Alicia Washington, co-founder of Ogden’s Good Company Theatre, will narrate “Lincoln Portrait.”
“It is easy to see why many critics regard Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 as his finest work in the genre. The fourth movement, a set of 30 variations on a bass line taken from a Bach cantata, is as profound as any music Brahms was to write,” reads an Ogden Chamber Orchestra press release.
In composing “Lincoln Portrait,” the statement said, Copland drew inspiration from President Abraham Lincoln’s speeches and letters as well as original folk songs of the period, including “Camptown Races” and “On Springfield Mountain.” He finished the piece in 1942.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by phone at 801-689-8700 or in person at the Peery’s box office, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They may also be purchased online at ogdenpet.com/tickets or at the door starting about one hour before the concert begins.