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Helen Kuby horn
Jonathan Tilbrook conductor
Mozart Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 ‘Haffner’
Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 in E flat, Op.11
Weill Symphony No.2
The first University concert for the year features 2nd-year Music student Helen Kuby as the soloist in Richard Strauss’s youthful First Horn Concerto composed at the age of 18 when he was himself a University student. Commissioned by the Princesse de Polignac, Kurt Weill’s Second Symphony was written as he fled Berlin in 1933 and received its premiere in a private performance in the Princess’s salon near Paris followed by a public performance in 1934 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter.