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Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

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

Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

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

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Artists
Michelle Merrill, conductor
John Kimura Parker, piano
Wei Yu, cello

Program
BLOCH From Jewish Life, No. 1, “Prayer”
BEETHOVEN Allegretto scherzando from Symphony No. 8
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
DVOŘÁK Adagio – Allegro molto from Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Cathedrals of Sound – Recorded 1/28-29/17

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BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Cathedrals of Sound – Recorded 1/28-29/17

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO – A German Rhapsody – Recorded 10/29-30/2016

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WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO – A German Rhapsody – Recorded 10/29-30/2016

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

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

WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

QCSO – River Romance

QCSO – River Romance

TOBIAS PICKER – Old and Lost Rivers
SMETANA – Moldau
MENDELSSOHN – Scherzo, Nocturne, and Wedding March from A Midsummernight’s Dream, Op. 61
BRAHMS – Piano Concerto #2, Bb Major

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

The gorgeous and peaceful nostalgia of American composer Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers and the most famous and popular of all river pieces, Smetana’s colorful, tuneful, and poetic Moldau continue our journey through the world’s waterways. Rounding out the first half is the best of Mendelssohn’s magical and harmonic Incidental Music to Midsummer Night’s Dream including the famous Wedding March. The highlight of the program will be the heroic Quad Cities return of one of America’s greatest pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2, arguably the most challenging piano concerto ever written.