The Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra is hosting a concert on Thursday, May 27. The Concert is Dr. Kevin Call’s, official retirement concert. He is a former BYU-Idaho music professor and conductor of the Orchestra.
“One of the things that excites us the most about this is we get to have a live audience again,” said Call.
It is the Orchestra’s first live concert since January of last year. Due to COVID-19, the Orchestra played its last concert via livestream.
The title of the upcoming concert is “A Tale of Two Symphonies” and refers to a performance in 1805 in Vienna which was the first public performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica Symphony.” On the same program, however, was another symphony by a composer named Anton Eberl. Call said many people preferred Eberl’s symphony because Beethoven’s was so different. Now, almost 200 years later, the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra is recreating that concert. Dr. Call said people now can listen to and compare the symphonies again.
Admission to the concert is free and is for those 8 years of age or older. For those who wish to view the concert via livestream rather than in person a link will be posted to the Rexburg Arts Facebook page the day of the concert.