Virtuoso Vibrations

Encore available through Nov. 13

Online and on Walnut Creek TV

60 minutes

COVID Safety

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Cool vibrations abound in this FREE virtual concert featuring music that spans three centuries. Join 30 minutes ahead of the
  •  concert to hear Maestro Cabrera in conversation with soloist Robyn Bollinger and California Symphony featured artists.
  • Full of Hungarian folk harmonies, Bartók’s violin sonata is famously difficult. There are parts where the soloist has to pluck and bow at the same time; sections with several notes played simultaneously, and a fiendishly fast passage that was originally written in quarter-tones.
  • An all-star California Symphony Wind Quintet performs Afro-Caribbean and jazz infused pieces from Aires Tropicales by Cuban-born American composer Paquito D’Rivera.

This concert is made possible by California Symphony donors, with additional support from a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The Program

Paquito D’RiveraAires Tropicales

BachPreludio from Partita No. 3 in E Major

BalchTwo Songs for Robyn (2020)

BartókSonata for Solo Violin

Claude ArrieuQuintette en Ut

Featured Artists

Artistic and Music Director, Donato Cabrera

Robyn Bollinger, violin

Meredith Brown, French horn

Laura Reynolds, oboe

Stacy Pelinka, flute

Carla Wilson, bassoon

Stephen Zielinski, clarinet

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