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February 11, 2012
Something for Everyone

photo of Clifford Tam photo of Christine XuDoors 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

Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau)

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Dvořák: Wind Serenade

Davies: Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Clifford Tam, clarinet
winner of the 2011–2012 Competition for Young Musicians

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 (1st movement)
Christine Xu, piano
winner of the 2011–2012 Competition for Young Musicians

To read the concert program insert, including program notes, click here (487K pdf).
To listen to the Prelude lecture by Art Barnes and Peter Curzon, click here (27.6MB mp3).

The two winners of the Symphony’s annual Competition for Young Musicians will be featured soloists on a program which provides special treats for music lovers of every persuasion. “The Moldau” of Bedřich Smetana portrays a waterway’s inspiring transformation from tiny springs to a noble river. A solo violin leads the orchestra in a nocturnal dance of death in the “Danse macabre” of Camille Saint-Saëns. The orchestra’s wind players will be highlighted in the sparkling spontaneity of the Wind Serenade of Antonín Dvořák. The popular “Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise,” by Peter Maxwell Davies brings to life a spirited, all-night marriage celebration complete with bagpipes.

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