Concerts featuring music championed as 'modern music' by Shaw when he was a music critic. He had actively encouraged people to keep themselves open to the 'new wave' of composers of the late ninteenth century. This will feature music by Brahms, Elgar and Wagner.
The evening's program will include Elgar's tone poem, "Sea Pictures," Wagner's haunting "Wesendonck Lieder," and Brahms' lilting "Liebeslieder Waltzes." Representing Shaw's belief in the importance of supporting new work, Timo Andres will perform his own piece, "It Takes a Long Time to Become a Good Composer."