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San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Passionate lyricism fills the air and melodies soar in some of the most heartfelt music ever written. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is perhaps his most gentle and lyrical piece. Its premiere was also the composer’s final appearance as a concerto soloist — his encroaching deafness ensured that he would never again play with an orchestra. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony shows the composer at his most vulnerable and emotional, with heartfelt pathos composed into every note.

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Passionate lyricism fills the air and melodies soar in some of the most heartfelt music ever written. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is perhaps his most gentle and lyrical piece. Its premiere was also the composer’s final appearance as a concerto soloist — his encroaching deafness ensured that he would never again play with an orchestra. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony shows the composer at his most vulnerable and emotional, with heartfelt pathos composed into every note.

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ESTÉVEZMediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

Hear Felix Mendelssohn‘s music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare‘s homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of the ultimate “piano concerto as love letter,” Robert Schumann‘s Piano Concerto in A minor, dedicated to Clara Schumann.

 

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ESTÉVEZMediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

Hear Felix Mendelssohn‘s music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare‘s homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of the ultimate “piano concerto as love letter,” Robert Schumann‘s Piano Concerto in A minor, dedicated to Clara Schumann.

 

San Diego Symphony – Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart

San Diego Symphony – Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
BARBER Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97: Rhenish

Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for 20 years to great acclaim. Now, returning to the San Diego Symphony for the first time since 1999, Kahane has assembled a delightful program of music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s contemplative final piano concerto, Robert Schumann’s hopeful and happy final symphony and a rarely performed, vivid souvenir of love’s power from a young Samuel Barber.

San Diego Symphony – Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart

San Diego Symphony – Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
BARBER Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97: Rhenish

Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for 20 years to great acclaim. Now, returning to the San Diego Symphony for the first time since 1999, Kahane has assembled a delightful program of music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s contemplative final piano concerto, Robert Schumann’s hopeful and happy final symphony and a rarely performed, vivid souvenir of love’s power from a young Samuel Barber.

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.