Monterey Symphony world premiere by college student to be live-webcast

Posted on: January 21, 2011

California’s Monterey Symphony will perform the world premiere of Gabrielle Haigh’s Symphony No. 1 on Saturday, January 22, at the Performing Arts Center of the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture in Salinas. The orchestra has scheduled several events around the occasion, including a live webcast of the concert—which also includes Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with pianist Josu De Solaun—at, which will also be available at its website after the concert. In addition, the Friends of the Monterey Symphony will hold a concert preview luncheon on January 21, with Haigh and De Solaun as featured speakers; during the same concert week, Haigh and Solaun will visit area schools. Haigh is currently studying Classics at Cambridge University in England, where she sings with the Clare College Choir, which records and tours internationally. The Cleveland Heights, Ohio native has won three Morton Gould Young Composer Awards from ASCAP (2005, 2006, 2007); her Poème-Rituel was premiered by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra at Severance Hall on Haigh’s eighteenth birthday, in May 2010.

Posted January 21, 2011