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San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos
May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS – Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.