Sat Nov 12@8pm
Sun No 13@3pm
Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto
Gioachino Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture
Igor Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game) Ballet
Stravinsky’s witty, neoclassical masterpiece Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game) was inspired by his favorite game—Poker! It is hilariously filled with quotations from Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Ravel, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, and even Rossini’s Barber of Seville! It is an orchestral tour de force that requires the virtuosity of your orchestra to bring off. Speaking of Virtuosity, we are excited to present a family act for you. The Hersh family is Bay Area musical royalty, with cellist Alex recently winning the 2022 Pro Musicis Award, while his father Stefan is one of the nation’s most revered violinists. In this season of commemoration, it is entirely fitting that we welcome back Stefan, since he served as the Vallejo Symphony’s Concertmaster back in the day.
Violinist Stefan Hersh is active internationally as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral musician, and pedagogue.
Having performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony and the Boston Pops, cellist Alexander Hersh has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile talents of his generation.
Pre concert talk one hour before performance.