Aha! With Alastair: Ep 4 - Beethoven's Fifth and "Rose of Sonora"
In another episode of "Aha! with Alastair," South Bend Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alastair Willis discusses Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in its historical context, and what it means to him now as we begin to emerge hopeful after a gut-wrenching year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also pulled out a conversation Alastair had last year with violinist Holly Mulcahy in anticipation of her performance with the orchestra of George S. Clinton's "Rose of Sonora." This performance was originally slated for last fall, but... yes... pandemic. So we bring you this conversation now as the performance of this piece in South Bend arrives, at long last!