Something Old, Something New

May 6, 2018 | 4:00PM
Donato Cabrera, music director

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

 

Haochen Zhang

  • 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)

 

Sibelius—Symphony No. 3

 

Brahms—Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83
     Haochen Zhang, pianist

 

 

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Making Concerts Fun Again

 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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