Pacific Symphony chamber series: Dorman premiere, music by Brahms, Cuong, Dohnányi, Ives, Montgomery, Ravel, Snider, and more

Posted on: August 17, 2021

Pianist Orli Shaham will host and curate three Pacific Symphony “Café Ludwig” chamber programs during the 2021-22 season, featuring Shaham and principal musicians from the orchestra in standard repertoire and contemporary works at the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. The first concert in the series will take place on October 24; music will include Ives’s Largo for Clarinet, Violin and Piano; Karen Tanaka’s Water Dance for Piano; the Adagio from Barber’s String Quartet in B minor; Jessie Montgomery’s Strum; Viet Cuong’s Wax and Wire; and Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 2. A February 20 program will include Sarah Kirkland Snider’s The Currents for Piano; the world premiere of a new work by Avner Dorman for trumpet, violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano; and Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major (“Trout”). On May 8, musicians will perform Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio; Martinů’s Three Madrigals for Flute and Viola; and Ravel’s Piano Trio. Shaham will introduce the music in remarks from the stage.