schumann

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

QCSO – Water Music

QCSO – Water Music

HANDEL – Water Music Suite
ELGAR – Cello Concerto, Op. 85
SCHUMANN – Symphony #3 “Rhenish”

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Hannah Holman CELLO

We first explore English and German rivers through Handel’s Water Music, a perennial favorite and Baroque Masterpiece, originally performed right on the Thames. Next, our beloved principal cellist Hannah Holman is spotlighted in Elgar’s lushly emotional Cello Concerto. The program climaxes with Schumann’s epic and swirling Rhine River tribute, Symphony #3.

QCSO – Water Music

QCSO – Water Music

HANDEL – Water Music Suite
ELGAR – Cello Concerto, Op. 85
SCHUMANN – Symphony #3 “Rhenish”

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Hannah Holman CELLO

We first explore English and German rivers through Handel’s Water Music, a perennial favorite and Baroque Masterpiece, originally performed right on the Thames. Next, our beloved principal cellist Hannah Holman is spotlighted in Elgar’s lushly emotional Cello Concerto. The program climaxes with Schumann’s epic and swirling Rhine River tribute, Symphony #3.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “New Frontiers” (recorded March 11-13, 2016)

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MILHAUDLa Création du Monde
MOZART — Bassoon Concerto
SCHUMANN — Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Featuring Matthew Ransom, bassoon

Each composer broke new ground in their own unique way whether it was the shocking embrace of 1920’s jazz idioms in Mihaud’s whimsical interpretation of the Creation of the World, Schumann’s exuberant hyper romanticism or Mozart’s unprecedented precocious ease with his musical mastery. Together, these works make a memorable evening of musical daring. This concert marks principal bassoonist Matthew Ransom’s debut performance as a soloist with Orchestra Iowa.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “New Frontiers” (recorded March 11-13, 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

MILHAUDLa Création du Monde
MOZART — Bassoon Concerto
SCHUMANN — Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Featuring Matthew Ransom, bassoon

Each composer broke new ground in their own unique way whether it was the shocking embrace of 1920’s jazz idioms in Mihaud’s whimsical interpretation of the Creation of the World, Schumann’s exuberant hyper romanticism or Mozart’s unprecedented precocious ease with his musical mastery. Together, these works make a memorable evening of musical daring. This concert marks principal bassoonist Matthew Ransom’s debut performance as a soloist with Orchestra Iowa.

Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers – Independance

Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers – Independance

MILHAUDLa Création du Monde
MOZART — Bassoon Concerto
SCHUMANN — Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Featuring Matthew Ransom, bassoon

Each composer broke new ground in their own unique way whether it was the shocking embrace of 1920’s jazz idioms in Mihaud’s whimsical interpretation of the Creation of the World, Schumann’s exuberant hyper romanticism or Mozart’s unprecedented precocious ease with his musical mastery. Together, these works make a memorable evening of musical daring. This concert marks principal bassoonist Matthew Ransom’s debut performance as a soloist with Orchestra Iowa.

INSIGHT

Discover the meaning behind the music with Insight, an informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guests prior to each Masterworks performance, excluding ballet and opera performances. Held at the performance venue, Insight welcomes scholars, performers and special guests who guide patrons through the historical, cultural and personal issues related to the program. Insight is free and open to all patrons in attendance.