presented by La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

November 02, 2019 – November 03, 2019

Playing at University of California San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Steven Schick, conducts

Gioachino Rossini Overture to William Tell
Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 1
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Peter Clarke, violin

Our 65th season opens with some very familiar music–Rossini’s William Tell Overture–and some very unfamiliar music: co-concertmaster Peter Clarke is soloist in the First Violin Concerto of Florence Price, a prolific African-American composer from the 1930-50s, whose Second Violin Concerto was one of the highlights of last season. The concert concludes with Bartók’s great Concerto for Orchestra. Written by a frail composer during the depths of the Second World War, it is a ringing statement of faith in life–and a supreme test for every orchestra that performs it.

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