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Walnut Creek: All Things Strings Presented by California Symphony

November 5 - November 6

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Walnut Creek: All Things Strings Presented by California Symphony</h1>
Featuring Elizabeth Dorman, piano

Elgar—Introduction and Allegro
Bacewicz—Concerto for String Orchestra
Finzi—Eclogue for Strings
Dvořák—Serenade for Strings

WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

  • Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro was composed in 1905 to show off the virtuosity of players in the string section of the newly formed London Symphony Orchestra.
  • 20th Century Polish composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz showcases each section—violins, violas, cellos and double basses—and makes each the soloist in her Concerto for String Orchestra.
  • Achingly beautiful, Eclogue for Strings by British composer Gerald Finzi was originally intended to be a grand piano concerto. The one-movement piece that emerged instead—never performed during the composer’s lifetime—is played by San Francisco-born Elizabeth Dorman.
  • Dvořák’s talent for melody-making is at the fore in Serenade for Strings, a rich and soulful piece than takes listeners on a journey from its mellow opening, through a graceful waltz, to a jubilant finale.
  • 7:30PM-9:15PM

    Hofmann Theatre Walnut Creek, CA

    4:00PM-5:45PM

    Hofmann Theatre Walnut Creek, CA

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes, with one intermission

More information here.

Details

Start:
November 5
End:
November 6
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Venue

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Phone:
(925) 943-7469