Berkeley Symphony Broadcasts - May 2017

Mondays at 9pm, 5/1/17 thru 5/22/17

KALW continues its broadcast partnership with the Berkeley Symphony by presenting the entire 2016-17 season during the month of May, hosted by David Latulippe.  With Music Director Joana Carneiro on a maternity leave of absence (triplets born in February!), guest conductors Edwin Outwater, Elim Chan, and Christian Reif stepped up to the Zellerbach Hall podium.

 

 

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9pm - “Romance” (10/13/16 concert)

Composer Paul Dresher

Edwin Outwater, guest conductor

Paul Dresher: Crazy Eights & Fractured Symmetries 

(Berkeley Symphony commission, World Premiere) 

Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto

Philippe Quint, violin

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

 

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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9pm - “Reverence” (12/8/16 concert)

Guest Conductor Elim Chan

Elim Chan, guest conductor 

James MacMillan: Symphony No. 4 

(U.S. Premiere, Co-Commission with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major

Shai Wosner, piano 

(Shai's encore was the second movement of Schubert's "Sonata in A-flat," and the Berkeley Symphony "encore" to fill out the broadcast time was Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations" from 10/2/14, Joana Carneiro conducting.)

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Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9pm - “Relevance” (1/26/17 concert)

Composer Mason Bates

Christian Reif, guest conductor

 

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto (Bay Area Premiere)

Joshua Roman, cello

 

(Joshua's encore was "Julie-O" by former Turtle Island String Quartet cellist Mark Summer.)

 

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60

 

(The Berkeley Symphony "encore" to fill out the broadcast time was the Mozart "Requiem", from their April 30, 2015 concert in Zellerbach Hall, Joana Carneiro conducting.)

 

 

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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9pm

“Remembrance” (5/4/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

 

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

 

Denis Sedov, bass soloist

 

Marika Kuzma, chorusmaster

Men's Chorus, to include: 

Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California

Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy

Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9pm  ~ “Remembrance” (5/4/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Denis Sedov, bass soloist

Marika Kuzma, chorusmaster

Men's Chorus, to include: Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

(photo: Heather Talbert)

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9pm - “Relevance” (1/26/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto (Bay Area Premiere)

Joshua Roman, cello

(Joshua's encore was "Julie-O" by former Turtle Island Quartet cellist Mark Sumner)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major, Op. 60

(The Berkeley Symphony "encore" to fill out the broadcast time was the Mozart "Requiem", from their April 30, 2015 concert in Zellerbach Hall.)

 

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9pm - “Reverence” (12/8/16 concert)

Elim Chan, guest conductor 

Tune in to the full 2016-17 season of the Berkeley Symphony, Monday evenings in May at 9pm, hosted by David Latulippe.