California’s Redwood Symphony announces season

Posted on: October 6, 2009

Thursday’s (10/1) San Jose Mercury News (California) reports, “The Redwood Symphony has announced its 25th season, which begins on Saturday and is to include performances by violinist Robin Sharp, pianists Thomas Hanson and Seth Monfort, and clarinetist Michael Corner. ‘I’m excited to be able to present classical music in a vibrant, alive tradition that features some of the 20th century’s most thrilling symphonic music,’ said Maestro Eric Kujawsky in a press release. The symphony season opens with Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris.’ The symphony is also to perform Bernstein’s ballet ‘Fancy Free,’ Chang’s ‘Strange Air,’ and is to feature Robin Sharp on violin for Ravel’s ‘Tzigane.’ A Halloween concert for families is to include ‘Funeral March for a Marionette’ and ‘Night on Bald Mountain.’ In December, Redwood Symphony is to present the entire score of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird.’ Also, trombone soloist Garo Gagliano is to perform Rota’s ‘Trombone Concerto.’ Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ symphony and Nielsen’s clarinet concerto, featuring soloist Michael Corner, are slated for the symphony’s February concert. In April, Thomas Hansen is to perform Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will also include Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. In June, the Symphony will perform Mahler’s mighty 10th Symphony.”

Posted October 6, 2009