Lost Romantic Symphonies

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016

Time: 8 pm

Program:

GEORGE GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
    with Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra

SIEGFRIED MATTHUS Violin Concerto:
                        Dream of a Summer Night (U.S. Premiere)
    with Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List,
                        selection from Fiddler on the Roof

with Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

JOACHIM RAFF Symphony No. 3

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Omid Zoufonoun

Youth Orchestra Principal Conductor

Kelly Hall-Tompkins

violin

Maestro Morgan once again shines the spotlight on Romantic composers with Joachim Raff’s Symphony No. 3. Raff composed his Symphony No. 3 in Weisbaden in 1869 and it premiered in 1870 in Weimar. It is one of his most successful works and earned him his reputation as a symphonist. One critic called it “the best symphony of modern times,” while a fellow composer described it as “colossal.”

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” Kelly Hall-Tompkins will perform the U.S. premiere of Matthus’ new violin concerto, Dream of a Summer Night and John Williams’ theme from Schindler’s List and a selection from Fiddler on the Roof. The Youth Orchestra will join Oakland Symphony for Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, following their return from a successful tour of Cuba.

Audio and video clips:

George Gershwin Cuban Overture

Williams Theme from Schindler's List

JOACHIM RAFF Symphony No. 3

Price Level: A $80
Price Level: B $65
Price Level: C $50
Price Level: D $40
Price Level: E $25

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