Sacramento Philharmonic to spotlight Arvo Pärt, Russian composers in 2017-18

Posted on: February 28, 2017

The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera’s 2017-2018 season “will present six classical performances and three pops concerts,” writes Marcus Crowder in Friday’s (2/24) Sacramento Bee (CA). “Guest conductors will lead the different programs. The lineup includes Sameer Patel for Nov. 18’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ presentation of popular arias. Conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s program on March 3, 2018, features music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The classics series’ season opens Oct. 14 with violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 with Andrew Grams conducting…. A two-show celebration of Russian composers [will feature] pianist Andrew von Oeyen … with Case Scaglione conducting the festival’s Jan. 20 … selections from Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. On Jan. 27, Mei-Ann Chen conducts pieces from Glinka and Rachmaninoff as well as Mussorgsky’s … ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.’ The final production of the classics series will be the Puccini opera ‘Tosca’ on May 5, 2018…. The pops series’ three concerts begin with the ‘Music of Prince’ on Thanksgiving weekend…. The SPO … said its current classics subscriptions are at 1,165, an 11 percent increase over last year’s number. Last season SPO sold out the final concert in both the classical and pops series.”

Posted February 28, 2017