Spring Fling 3-Pack

THE CLASSICAL STYLE

FRI FEB 10 – 8pm | SAT FEB 11 – 8pm
San Diego Symphony musicians are front and center for this concert exploring the meaning of “The Classical Style” as interpreted by three very different composers—Haydn, Prokofiev and Bartók. The concert is led by gifted 27 year old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, first prize winner at the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition.

BRUCKNER SYMPHONY NO.8

SAT MAR 25 – 8pm | SUN MAR 26 – 2pm
Of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner and his Eighth Symphony, a musical contemporary said, “This Symphony is the creation of a Titan, and in spiritual vastness, fertility of ideas and grandeur even surpasses his other symphonies.” Music Director Jahja Ling returns to conduct one of the towering achievements of the German-Austrian symphonic tradition. The concert opens with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, performed by Principal Cello Yao Zhao.

RUSSIA AND PARIS

SAT APR 1 – 8pm | SUN APR 2 – 2pm
French and Russian artistic cultures intersect in unexpected ways on this Masterworks program. Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto of 1931 was heavily influenced by Bach, and was written in France. (Concertmaster Jeff Thayer will be our soloist.) Maurice Ravel created Daphnis et Chloé, full of extravagant, ravishing music, for the Ballets Russes in 1912, and the popular Suite No. 2 will be featured. Claude Debussy’s very first orchestral tone poem, Printemps and Dmitri Shostakovich’s merry, mischievous Symphony No. 9 round out the concert, led by Fabien Gabel.

 

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