Rogue Valley Symphony

Brahms' First Symphony

MASTERWORKS III

The piece that took Brahms 21 years to write is brought to the Rogue Valley stage.

Date, Time, and Location

Fri, Nov 22, 2024

7:30 PM – Ashland

Sat, Nov 23, 2024

3:00 PM – Ashland

Sun, Nov 24, 2025

 3:00 PM – Grants Pass

Performance Duration

RVS Ticket Perks

What's Interesting About This Concert

  • Carla Ecker has been the concertmaster of the Rogue Valley Symphony for seven years, starting her tenure in 2017

  • Brahms himself declared that the symphony, from sketches to finishing touches, took 21 years, from 1855 to 1876.

  • Johannes Brahms eventually composed a First Symphony that makes countless references to Beethoven. When people remarked about his 4th movement tune that resembles the Ode to Joy, he said, “Every jackass notices that!”

  • Between 1965 and 1977 the first movement was used as the opening and closing theme for BBC TV series Going for a Song. The music played along with the sound of a bird in a cage automaton.

The Program

RHESPUGI

Gli uccelli (The Birds)

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

The Lark Ascending
Carla Ecker, violin

BRAHMS

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Featured Artists

Martin Majkut

Music Director

Carla Ecker

Violin

What you'll hear

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