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Monterey Symphony – Brahms and Sibelius

Monterey Symphony – Brahms and Sibelius

Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto, Op. 77
Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 2, Op. 43

A Monterey Symphony favorite, violinist Judith Ingolfsson returns in April to perform Brahms’ violin concerto. Judith is currently Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and co-artistic director and founder of the Festival “Aigues-Vives en Musiques” in France.

Brahms’ violin concerto was written for Joseph Joachim and is the only violin concerto he wrote. Marked by soaring melodies for the violin, it contains some of the most challenging passages for the instrument.

Jean Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony was started in Italy and completed in Helsinki. Sibelius himself declared the work “a confession of my soul.” The piece was premiered with the composer conducting and received three back-to-back sold out performances! A beloved work, after his wildly popular tone poem Finlandia, the 2nd Symphony is Sibelius at his finest with whimsical touches throughout!

Monterey Symphony – Brahms and Sibelius

Monterey Symphony – Brahms and Sibelius

Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto, Op. 77
Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 2, Op. 43

A Monterey Symphony favorite, violinist Judith Ingolfsson returns in April to perform Brahms’ violin concerto. Judith is currently Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and co-artistic director and founder of the Festival “Aigues-Vives en Musiques” in France.

Brahms’ violin concerto was written for Joseph Joachim and is the only violin concerto he wrote. Marked by soaring melodies for the violin, it contains some of the most challenging passages for the instrument.

Jean Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony was started in Italy and completed in Helsinki. Sibelius himself declared the work “a confession of my soul.” The piece was premiered with the composer conducting and received three back-to-back sold out performances! A beloved work, after his wildly popular tone poem Finlandia, the 2nd Symphony is Sibelius at his finest with whimsical touches throughout!

San Diego Symphony – Sibelius & Rachmaninoff

San Diego Symphony – Sibelius & Rachmaninoff

TEXU KIMSpin-Flip
SIBELIUSViolin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
RACHMANINOFFSymphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Nancy Zhou, violin

Revel in the majestic scope of Jean Sibelius’ only concerto and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most personal — and most nostalgically Russian — symphony written while he was in exile in Switzerland and America. But first, discover the playful humor of Korean composer Texu Kim’s Spin-Flip, inspired by the connection between ping-pong and quantum physics. Nancy Zhou, winner of the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, performs.

The concert is led by Eun Sun Kim, who was recently named as the San Francisco Opera’s next music director – making her the first Asian-heritage woman to hold such a position with an American opera company!

San Diego Symphony – Sibelius & Rachmaninoff

San Diego Symphony – Sibelius & Rachmaninoff

TEXU KIMSpin-Flip
SIBELIUSViolin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
RACHMANINOFFSymphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Nancy Zhou, violin

Revel in the majestic scope of Jean Sibelius’ only concerto and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most personal — and most nostalgically Russian — symphony written while he was in exile in Switzerland and America. But first, discover the playful humor of Korean composer Texu Kim’s Spin-Flip, inspired by the connection between ping-pong and quantum physics. Nancy Zhou, winner of the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, performs.

The concert is led by Eun Sun Kim, who was recently named as the San Francisco Opera’s next music director – making her the first Asian-heritage woman to hold such a position with an American opera company!

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SIBELIUS – Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
NORMAN – Play: Level 1
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. This playlist includes music by Beethoven, Schubert, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger and others. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SIBELIUS – Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
NORMAN – Play: Level 1
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. This playlist includes music by Beethoven, Schubert, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger and others. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 8

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 2

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 7

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 4

SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2

Join the SF Symphony at the 81st Stern Grove Festival for its annual free concert in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and relax as the SF Symphony serenades you with a dazzling afternoon of music al fresco.

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

ELGAR  In the South

SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto in D Minor

STRAVINSKY  Petrouchka

Christopher Seaman, guest conducting
Simone Porterviolin

 

English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your breath away.

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

ELGAR  In the South

SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto in D Minor

STRAVINSKY  Petrouchka

Christopher Seaman, guest conducting
Simone Porterviolin

 

English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your breath away.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life” (recorded June 4, 2016)

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SIBELIUSLemminkaïnen’s Return
WAGNERSiegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
DVORAKA Hero’s Song
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Don’t miss this rare occasion to experience the pinnacle of Richard’s Strauss’ orchestral writing. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s life) chronicles the life and loves of a hero (presumably the composer himself) in a symphonic tour de force that will leave audiences breathless. To complement the remainder of the program, each piece pays tribute to various mythic legends, including Dvorak’s very last orchestral work which, like the Strauss, places the artist as the ultimate hero.