Subscription Concert — September 26, 2015
Concert at 8 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
College Main Theatre
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City
- Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
- Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra
West Coast premiere
with Jonah Kim, cello
- Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Redwood Symphony and Maestro Eric Kujawsky enter their fourth decade together with a West Coast premiere by one of America's most popular living composers.
Redwood Symphony has performed many works by contemporary composer Michael Daugherty, including the West Coast premieres of Gee’s Bend (2015) and Spaghetti Western (2002), as well as performances of Metropolis Symphony, Hell’s Angels, Dead Elvis, and Tombeau de Liberace.
As Maestro K puts it, “Along with the younger Mason Bates (whom I'm delighted to have just discovered), Michael Daugherty is a composer who harnesses popular music styles, rhythms and melodies to the conventions of classical music to great effect. Daugherty has a knack for coming up with a provocative title and program for each work, and then follows through with highly descriptive, ear-popping music.”
Redwood Symphony is proud to be a member of an orchestra consortium that commissioned Daugherty’s latest work, Tales of Hemingway. Performed by cellist Jonah Kim, the work’s movements depict four books by the great American author. For this auspicious occasion, we are delighted to welcome the composer, who will join Dr. K. in the pre-concert lecture. Opening with a rousing Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, the concert will conclude with Hindemith’s most popular work, Symphonic Metamorphosis. Based on piano pieces by the early 19th Century composer Carl Maria von Weber, this work is a formidable challenge, a true concerto for orchestra (every instrumental section is showcased), and a delight for the listener!
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$25 adult ($30 at door)
$20 senior ($25 at door)
Redwood Advantage: 17 and under admitted free with a ticketed adult or senior!
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