Subscription Concert — April 8, 2017
Concert at 8 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
College Main Theatre
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City
- Herrmann: Overture to North by Northwest
- Britten: Violin Concerto
with Miranda Liu, violin
- Takemitsu: Verse, Rainbow, Palma
with Peter Stahl, oboe d'amore, and Jon Mulvey, guitar
- Harrison: Symphony No. 3
Maestro Kujawsky says "Our next program is my favorite for the season, one of our most interesting and diverse programs ever!" While we regret having to postpone Mechem's Second Symphony to next season, we are delighted to be celebrating the Lou Harrison centennial with a performance of his greatest orchestral masterwork, the Third Symphony. This symphony combines waltz, reel, Javanese gamelan and other classical and popular forms to create a wonderfully accessible-yet-exotic hybrid.
We're also thrilled to welcome Miranda Liu, who dazzled us two years ago with an awesome Bartók Second Violin Concerto. This time around, she'll be performing Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, an early masterpiece of Britten's which has lately been championed by the world's leading virtuosi.
Bernard Herrmann's scores for the films of Alfred Hitchcock include such masterpieces as Psycho and Vertigo, but North by Northwest is Kujawsky's favorite. The Overture is a kinetic powerhouse that snaps, crackles and pops! Toru Takemitsu is known as Japan's greatest and best-known composer. His music is sensuous, exotic and impressionistic. His Verse, Rainbow, Palma is an extended rhapsody for an usual duet: oboe d'amore (a baroque instrument midway between an oboe and an English horn), played by longtime Redwood Symphony member Peter Stahl, and guitar, played by Jon Mulvey (last seen with us in Michael Daugherty's electric guitar concerto, Gee's Bend).
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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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