Season Finale: Beethoven & Bruckner
May 7, 2017 | 4:00PM
Donato Cabrera, music director
WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT
- Bruckner himself said his Sixth Symphony “is the boldest” (some translations say “saucy”!), and when you hear it, you can tell he used to be an organist, layering sound upon sound in the orchestra.
- This concert features a world premiere of a new cello concerto by our current Composer-in-Residence Dan Visconti, who is finishing his third and final year of residency with us. His career is taking off, having already won several major awards and having his music performed by many other orchestras. Plus, he’ll explain the piece before the orchestra performs it, which is always helpful to the audience to learn about what they’re getting ready to hear.
- Beethoven kicks off this season finale concert, and Beethoven is always dramatic and popular.
- Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to get a taste of the pieces you'll hear on this concert.
Visconti—Tangle Eye (concerto for cello and orchestra)
Winner, Rome Prize in Composition
Berlin Prize Fellowship
Koussevitzy Award from the Library of Congress (for his California Symphony commission last year!)
Inbal Segev, cello
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 at 3 PM
Bring your drinks to your seats
Phones on and silent allowed
Clap when you like what you hear
Listen to the season playlist on Spotify
CONCERT SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
Commissioning fees generously underwritten by Thomas Brener