San Diego Symphony to premiere Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” concerto, commissioned by Anne Akiko Meyers

Posted on: February 9, 2018

“When it comes to music, American composer Adam Schoenberg considers what he sees just as important as what he hears,” writes Michael James Rocha in Monday’s (2/5) San Diego Union-Tribune. “When famed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers commissioned him to write a concerto for violin in 2016, he found inspiration in a photograph of an apple orchard in central Massachusetts … where he and his wife were married. … The photograph created a narrative, and the narrative led to … ‘Orchard in Fog,’ which will make its world premiere Saturday when Meyers and the San Diego Symphony perform it … The work … ‘Tells the story of an aging man visiting the orchard where he was once married many years ago. It is the dead of winter, and he is now weak and tired, and nearing the end of his life,’ Schoenberg writes … ‘Orchard in Fog’ [is] the first world premiere … by the San Diego Symphony since the December 2014 performance of David Bruce’s ‘Fragile Light’ violin concerto.” The concert, led by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel, will include Liszt’s Les Préludes and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5. It will be broadcast live on the Violin Channel’s Facebook page.

Posted February 9, 2018

Anne Akiko Meyers photo by Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer