California Symphony 2017-18 season: Balch, Vaughan Williams, Pärt, Mahler, Stookey

Posted on: March 30, 2017

“A new series of Saturday evening concerts, performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3; and an appearance by Broadway star Manoel Felciano in Nathaniel Stookey and Lemony Snicket’s ‘The Composer Is Dead’ are among the highlights of the California Symphony’s 2017-18 season,” writes Georgia Rowe in Tuesday’s (3/28) Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.). “The Walnut Creek orchestra’s season—its 31st, and fifth under music director Donato Cabrera—also includes a world premiere by … Composer in Residence Katherine Balch, the West Coast premiere of Stookey’s ‘YTTE’ (Yield to Total Elation) and choral works by Vaughan Williams and Arvo Pärt featuring conductor Ragnar Bohlin with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chorus…. Programs in 2018 include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with Kenney (Jan. 20-Jan. 21); and Mozart’s Requiem, with Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,’ and Arvo Part’s ‘Te Deum’ (March 17-18). The season concludes with the Balch world premiere, along with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 (May 6).”

Posted March 30, 2017