What’s Interesting About This Program
- Vaughan Williams’ gorgeous masterpiece for solo violin and orchestra, The Lark Ascending regularly appears in all-time favorite classical music polls. California Symphony concertmaster Jennifer Cho is featured.
- Full of irony and conflict, Haydn’s Hen Symphony gets its name from a fowl-like “clucking” heard from a rhythmic motif in the first movement.
- Sibelius’ ethereal tone poem is based on a Finnish folk tale about a mystical swan that guards the island of the dead.
- Inspired by the folk music of Bohemia as well as sounds of nature found in the Bohemian woods, Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8 is the most tuneful and cheery of his large-scale works.
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