The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present a concert under the direction of Albuquerque native and guest conductor, David Chavez.
The program will be all about Beethoven and include three works — the Egmont Overture, the Symphony No. 5 and the Concerto for Violin with soloist, David Felberg.
The concert will be 7 p.m. March 13 at Crossroads Bible Church.
Chavez’s choice of the program reflects the connection he personally feels with Beethoven, which he thinks others share. He notes moments in the music, especially the overture and the symphony, that mirror Beethoven’s own “struggles in life and his insistence to overcome fate.” As he prepares the orchestra, he makes note of the softer moments in the music. This helps the orchestra become aware of the energy in silence and its intensity.
In selecting the violin concerto, Chavez turned to Felberg, a well-known Albuquerque violinist. The two have collaborated in their conductor/soloist roles in several other performances.
Chavez has degrees in viola performance, conducting and music education. He has taught in Santa Fe and Albuquerque public schools (secondary) and has conducted the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra.