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San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. The program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. The program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. The program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

San Francisco Symphony – Open Rehearsal – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Open Rehearsal – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. The program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Take a peek behind-the-scenes and experience a San Francisco Symphony performance in the making. It begins at 8:30am with coffee, doughnuts, and a half-hour informative talk at 9am. Then, watch as the conductor and musicians collaborate to bring the music to life.

Berkeley Symphony – Clyne & Rachmaninoff

Rene Orth: Chasing Light (West Coast Premiere)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Anna Clyne: Abstractions (West Coast Premiere)

Franz Liszt: Totentanz
Gemma New, Guest Conductor

Conrad Tao, Piano

A terrific set of twos and premieres! The program features a pair of West Coast premieres by Rene Orth and Music Alive composer-in-residence Anna Clyne. Pianist Conrad Tao returns to the Zellerbach stage by popular demand to perform the Rachmaninoff and the Liszt under the baton of New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New. Recently named assistant conductor at the Cabrillo Festival, Ms. New is Music Director for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, Canada and Resident Conductor for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

PLAN YOUR VISIT – Ticket information, dining, and pre-concert talks.
VENUE INFORMATION – Parking, cafe, seating chart

6:30 pm – Box Office/Will Call and Cafe Zellerbach open*
7:00 pm – Pre-concert talk begins
8:00 pm – Concert begins

*To make a reservation at Cafe Zellerbach, contact the Cal Performances Ticket Office at 510-642-9988.

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Chopin Piano Concerto – Recorded 3/28-29

LISZT – Les Préludes
CHOPIN – Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 6

7pm Central Time

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Joseph Giunta has invited his latest discovery, the eighteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, to make his Iowa debut in Chopin’s passionate and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. Of the Chopin, Liszt wrote that it is “of a perfection almost ideal…” The program opens with the most popular of Liszt’s symphonic poems, the majestic Les Préludes. And finally, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 – one of the composer’s most revered works – concludes with the full majestic force of the Orchestra in the powerful Presto finale. This program is presented by The Healthcare Circle.

 

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Chopin Piano Concerto – Recorded 3/28-29

LISZT – Les Préludes
CHOPIN – Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 6

7pm Central Time

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

Joseph Giunta has invited his latest discovery, the eighteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, to make his Iowa debut in Chopin’s passionate and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. Of the Chopin, Liszt wrote that it is “of a perfection almost ideal…” The program opens with the most popular of Liszt’s symphonic poems, the majestic Les Préludes. And finally, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 – one of the composer’s most revered works – concludes with the full majestic force of the Orchestra in the powerful Presto finale. This program is presented by The Healthcare Circle.

 

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Chopin Piano Concerto

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Chopin Piano Concerto – Recorded 3/28-29

LISZT – Les Préludes
CHOPIN – Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 6

4pm Central Time

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

Joseph Giunta has invited his latest discovery, the eighteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, to make his Iowa debut in Chopin’s passionate and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. Of the Chopin, Liszt wrote that it is “of a perfection almost ideal…” The program opens with the most popular of Liszt’s symphonic poems, the majestic Les Préludes. And finally, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 – one of the composer’s most revered works – concludes with the full majestic force of the Orchestra in the powerful Presto finale.