April 14, 2018 The Human Spirit and the Natural World
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Prelude talk from 7–7:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 8 p.m.
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major
Madeline Adkins, soloist
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
As we welcome spring, and the resurgence of new life, we invite you to consider with us the “perennial question of existence” posed by American composer Charles Ives in his transcendent orchestral masterpiece The Unanswered Question. Beethoven provides beautiful answers with his marvelous Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral. Hailed as “deliciously exuberant,” violinist Madeline Adkins brings us the extraordinary virtuosity, and colorful sounds, of Korngold’s Violin Concerto.