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San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison

Rob Fisher, conductor
Kelli O’Hara, vocals
Matthew Morrison, vocals

Two of Broadway’s brightest stars come together for one glittering evening of American song with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! Matthew Morrison is well-known for his featured roles in Broadway’s HairsprayThe Light in the Piazza and South Pacific as well as the landmark Fox TV series, Glee. Before winning the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for the 2015 revival of The King and IKelli O’Hara was Morrison’s co-star in The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific. Together they and the Symphony will make Copley Symphony Hall shine like the Great White Way!

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

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

VERDI The Force of Destiny Overture
TOMASI • Concerto for Trombone & Orchestra – Featuring Tom Hornig
HOLSTThe Planets

David Lockington, conductor
Tom Hornig, trombone
Women of the MSO Chorus | Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr., chorus director

Holst’s iconic orchestral suite, The Planets, takes you to the stars for an exploration of astrology and mythology through music. Hear the menacing approach of Mars, the Bringer of War, the jubilant brass of Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, and the mysterious tranquility of Neptune, the Mystic.

As you’re discovering Holst’s vision of each planet, you’ll also explore our solar system through a stunning video presentation created by the Modesto Junior College William R. Luebke Planetarium. This paring of extraordinary music and breathtaking visuals will make for an evening you won’t want to miss!