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Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

BERLIOZ – Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21

NIELSEN – Flute Concerto, FS 119
Carol Wincenc, flute

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 – often referred to as the “Fate” symphony because of the dark undertones – headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master’s melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz’s Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

BERLIOZ – Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21

NIELSEN – Flute Concerto, FS 119
Carol Wincenc, flute

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 – often referred to as the “Fate” symphony because of the dark undertones – headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master’s melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz’s Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

San Diego Symphony – Lang Lang Plays Mozart

San Diego Symphony – Lang Lang Plays Mozart

BERLIOZ – Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
RESPIGHI – Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome)

Edo de Waart, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

This special not-to-be-missed season-opening concert event features piano superstar Lang Lang in a performance of one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s greatest concertos written for the piano. Conductor Edo de Waart opens the program with Hector Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, an opera based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The program concludes with the magnificent and popular Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

LOREN LOIACONO – World Premiere

ELGAR – Cello Concerto

BERLIOZ – Harold in Italy

Paganini dismissed early sketches of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy as unsuitable for the celebrated virtuoso. After hearing the final work years later, he pulled the composer on stage and knelt before him in front of a cheering audience. On a program with your DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

This program will be live webcast Saturday, October 21
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live+ add to my calendar

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

LOREN LOIACONO – World Premiere

ELGAR – Cello Concerto

BERLIOZ – Harold in Italy

Paganini dismissed early sketches of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy as unsuitable for the celebrated virtuoso. After hearing the final work years later, he pulled the composer on stage and knelt before him in front of a cheering audience. On a program with your DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

This program will be live webcast Saturday, October 21
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live+ add to my calendar

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ – Recorded April 1-2, 2017

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BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety is filled with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ – Recorded April 1-2, 2017

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On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety is filled with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams.

Des Moines Symphony – Beyond the Score – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Des Moines Symphony – Beyond the Score – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matthew Krause, actor

Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer

Go Beyond the Score in our seventh annual collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The first half of our program blends music, multimedia and theatre to depict the dramatic life of an artist replete with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams. After intermission, you’ll hear the epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety.

Des Moines Symphony – Beyond the Score – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Des Moines Symphony – Beyond the Score – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matthew Krause, actor

Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer

Go Beyond the Score in our seventh annual collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The first half of our program blends music, multimedia and theatre to depict the dramatic life of an artist replete with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams. After intermission, you’ll hear the epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments” (recorded Feb. 27-28, 2016)

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BERLIOZ   Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet 
POULENC   Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings
SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Jeffrey Brillhartorgan

Romeo & Juliet is history’s greatest love story – experience the passion and drama of it live in this concert. Then, Jeffrey Brillhart, the small-town Iowa boy who studied at Drake University with our own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and also soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, takes his seat at the king of instruments in performances that will amaze and inspire.