Something Old, Something New
May 6, 2018 | 4:00PM
Donato Cabrera, music director
WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT
- Brahms waited 22 years after his first piano concerto to write his second, with himself as the original soloist. Haochen Zhang (pictured) returns to perform it here.
- Unlike other symphonies, Finnish composer Sibelius' Symphony No. 3 has only three movements, compared to the usual four, and the whole work sounds more classical (think light like Mozart) rather than romantic (big and heavy like, well, Brahms...).
- This program includes a world premiere by our newest composer-in-residence, Katherine Balch, the first female to win this competitive residency with the California Symphony.
Balch—like a broken clock (World Premiere)
Brahms—Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83
Haochen Zhang, pianist
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Making Concerts Fun
Free pre-concert talk with Maestro Cabrera begins at 3 PM
Bring your drinks to your seats
Phones on and silent allowed
Clap when you like what you hear
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