Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 4:00PM
Donato Cabrera, music conductor
WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT
- Regarded the father of Czech music, Bedrich Smetana [Bed-REECH Smeh-TAH-nah], wrote this piece named after a river that flows through Prague, and he gives the flutes a workout in it.
- Composer Max Bruch wrote over 200 works, with his first violin concerto remaining one of the most popular pieces for solo violin and orchestra today.
- Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, aka the Pastoral Symphony, was composed at the same time as the famous Fifth, and each movement's title is a sentence by the composer about the outdoor scene he is trying to depict.
Bruch—Violin Concerto No. 1
Alexi Kenney, violin
This concert is part of our new Saturday Night Series, including:
- A Lemony Snicket Holiday - December 23 at 8PM
- Pastoral Beethoven - January 20 at 8PM
- Mozart Requiem - March 17 at 8PM
Buy online or call the Lesher Center Ticket Office at 925.943.7469.
Making Concerts Fun Again
Free pre-concert talk with Maestro Cabrera begins an hour before the performance
Bring your drinks to your seats
Phones on and silent allowed
Clap when you like what you hear
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