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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 – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

San Diego Symphony – Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Filipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

Note: This “Rush Hour 2.0” concert begins at 6:30pm and runs less than 90 minutes with no intermission. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1

ALEX BERKO – Among Waves (Big Sur Commission)

FRANZ SCHUBERT – Symphony No. 9, D. 944 (“The Great”)

Max Bragado-Darman, conductor

The Monterey Symphony will open the 73rd season – Sound Waves – with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great;” and a new work from composer Alex Berko, commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust, entitled Among Waves.

Berko, an exceptional student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, spent a week in residence at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, drawing inspiration from the deep beauty of the landscape for inclusion in his new orchestral work. Glen Deven Ranch played a role in the first commission with the Big Sur Land Trust, resulting in Big Sur, the Night Sun by esteemed composer John Wineglass. Do not miss this opportunity to hear the premier of the Alex Berko’s Among Waves, the second work in this series, with Max Bragado-Darman and the Monterey Symphony!

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

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1

ALEX BERKO – Among Waves (Big Sur Commission)

FRANZ SCHUBERT – Symphony No. 9, D. 944 (“The Great”)

Max Bragado-Darman, conductor

The Monterey Symphony will open the 73rd season – Sound Waves – with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great;” and a new work from composer Alex Berko, commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust, entitled Among Waves.

Berko, an exceptional student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, spent a week in residence at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, drawing inspiration from the deep beauty of the landscape for inclusion in his new orchestral work. Glen Deven Ranch played a role in the first commission with the Big Sur Land Trust, resulting in Big Sur, the Night Sun by esteemed composer John Wineglass. Do not miss this opportunity to hear the premier of the Alex Berko’s Among Waves, the second work in this series, with Max Bragado-Darman and the Monterey Symphony!

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

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven 7

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven 7

MICHAEL IPPOLITO – Nocturne
GRIEG – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Edo de Waart, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Joyce Yang, one of the most acclaimed pianists of her generation, returns to Copley Symphony Hall to perform music of Edvard Grieg as the first concert in her two-week residency on our Jacobs Masterworks opening. Ludwig van Beethoven’s immortal Seventh Symphony concludes the program.

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven 7

San Diego Symphony – Beethoven 7

MICHAEL IPPOLITO – Nocturne
GRIEG – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Edo de Waart, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Joyce Yang, one of the most acclaimed pianists of her generation, returns to Copley Symphony Hall to perform music of Edvard Grieg as the first concert in her two-week residency on our Jacobs Masterworks opening. Ludwig van Beethoven’s immortal Seventh Symphony concludes the program.

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.