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Monterey Symphony – Concert 4

Monterey Symphony – Concert 4

Jung-Ho Pak guest conducts the fourth concert of the season with works by Tan Dun, Shostakovich, and Alan Hovhaness. Revolutionary experimental composer Tan Dun transposes the sounds of water – at play and at work – into the textures of his music, most literally in Water Concerto for water percussion and orchestra.

The symphonic poem And God Created Great Whales by Alan Hovhaness – commissioned in 1970 by the New York Philharmonic – features prerecorded humpback whale vocalizations, and was credited with early efforts to save whales from extinction. To celebrate the Soviet victory over Germany, Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to write Symphony No. 9, which, Leonard Bernstein described as a series of musical jokes (including purposeful mistakes)…completing a boisterous, 99.99% organic, and exciting concert program.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures in the Hall of Sunset Center.

Alan Hovhaness – And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229, No. 1

Stella Sung – Oceana

Tan Dun – Water Concerto
Christopher S. Lamb,
percussion

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9, Op. 70

Monterey Symphony – Concert 4

Monterey Symphony – Concert 4

Jung-Ho Pak guest conducts the fourth concert of the season with works by Tan Dun, Shostakovich, and Alan Hovhaness. Revolutionary experimental composer Tan Dun transposes the sounds of water – at play and at work – into the textures of his music, most literally in Water Concerto for water percussion and orchestra.

The symphonic poem And God Created Great Whales by Alan Hovhaness – commissioned in 1970 by the New York Philharmonic – features prerecorded humpback whale vocalizations, and was credited with early efforts to save whales from extinction. To celebrate the Soviet victory over Germany, Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to write Symphony No. 9, which, Leonard Bernstein described as a series of musical jokes (including purposeful mistakes)…completing a boisterous, 99.99% organic, and exciting concert program.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures in the Hall of Sunset Center.

Alan Hovhaness – And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229, No. 1

Stella Sung – Oceana

Tan Dun – Water Concerto
Christopher S. Lamb,
percussion

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9, Op. 70

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

GLINKA – Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla (Mariinsky Orchestra)
BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia (San Diego Symphony)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60: Leningrad (Mariinsky Orchestra + San Diego Symphony)

Mariinsky Orchestra
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Join us for a special performance featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra combined with the world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestrafrom St. Petersburg, Russia. This extraordinary concert features the Mariinsky Orchestra performing Glinka’s Russlan and Ludmilla overture and the San Diego Symphony performing (for the first time ever) Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia.

This all-Russian concert comes to a grand conclusion with Maestro Valery Gergiev leading the combined orchestras in a searing performance of Shostakovich’s powerful Leningrad Symphony. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring Mariinsky joining forces with an American orchestra for the very first time, all happening on the stage of Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center!