The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale: the overture to Emil von Reznick’s opera Donna Diana, Aaron Copland’s Red Pony Suite, and the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Johannes Brahms featuring MaeLynn Arnold (violin) and Seth MacLeod (cello).
Maestro Max Hobart will conduct the 3 PM concert at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street. Orchestra board president Leslie Holmes will give a preconcert talk at 2:15 PM.
Aaron Copland composed music for Lewis Milestone’s film The Red Pony, based on a 1933 story by John Steinbeck, in 1948. Copland is best known for developing a distinctly American style of music, evoking the great American West and pioneer spirit.
Brahms wrote the Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor in the summer of 1887. The piece, in three movements, combines delicacy and strength, passion and tenderness in a truly Brahmsian fashion.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12 and may be purchased at Walgreens, 266 Washington St., Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Steinert Pianos at Natick Mall, on-line, and at the door. There is plenty of free parking at the college. Call 781-235-0515 or visit www.wellesleysymphony.org.