2019 - 2020 Nineth Season Concerts
Woomyung Choe, Music Director

Saturday, February 8, 2020

at 7:30pm

 "A Winter Respite" 

with Guest soloist William Wei, violin

Hope Presbyterian Church 

1190 River Road, Teaneck, NJ

TICKETS

$25 for General Seating

$20 for Seniors & Students

Free admission for Children up to age 17 

For more information call

201-704-7584 /

413-446-6266 or contact bergensympho@gmail.com

Admission free tickets available at the door or in advance at Main Violin Shop (523 Summit Ave, Fort Lee, NJ)

PRESS RELEASE for THE BERGEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Bergen Symphony Orchestra

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019, 7:30 pm
Hope Presbyterian Church, 1190 River Road, Teaneck, NJ

A Winter Respite

with Guest Soloist

WILLIAM WEI, violin

Music Director Woomyung Choe, conducting The Bergen Symphony Orchestra, is offering up a concert sure to banish the winter chills at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 8 at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1190 River Road, Teaneck, NJ.  It begins with Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from the opera “Eugene Onegin,” an achingly beautiful tale of longing, remorse, and unfulfilled love.  Featured is the Violin Concerto in A minor by Dvořák, an essential part of the international violin repertoire, performed by the young Taiwanese sensation, violinist William Wei.  The evening finale is one of the loveliest heart-felt symphonies in the classical repertoire, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major.  [The snow date is Sunday, February 9.]
TBSO begins with the captivating Waltz from “Eugine Onegin,” Opus 24, which brought Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) his first and most enduring success as an opera composer in 1877.  Based on a poem by Aleksandr Pushkin about Onegin, a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman and a fatal duel with his best friend.  Tchaikovsky felt such sympathy with the heroine, Tatyana, that when a former music student of his became infatuated and threatening suicide, he identified her with the spurned Tatyana and consented to marry her.
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) wrote his Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 53 in 1879—an important gem of a piece not played as often as it should be.  It will receive its due tonight by the Orchestra and laureate of the prestigious 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels, violinist William Wei.  Wei has since shown his expressive and unique sound to the world.  And tonight, he will steal your hearts.
Composed in 1808, Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68 “Pastoral,” is the principal musical manifestation of Beethoven’s deep love of nature.  Musicologist Edward Downes said of  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): “That a man of sorrow and self-inflicted injuries like Beethoven could glimpse such glory and, by the incomprehensible alchemy of his art, lift us to share his vision is a miracle that remains as fresh as tomorrow’s sunrise.”
Ticket prices are $25 for general seating, $20 for seniors and students, and children under 17 are admitted free of charge.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Main Violin Shop, 523 Summit Ave, Fort Lee, NY.  For information and Free Complimentary tickets (in advance) call 201-704-7584 or 413-446-6266 or go to bergensympho@gmail.com. 

VENUE

Hope Presbyterian Church

1190 River Road, Teaneck, NJ

Directions to Parking:

Parking is available on site. More parking is available at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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