Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School
Saturday, November 18, 7:30 PM
Clarice Assad: Nhanderú
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 6
Brazilian composer Clarice Assad draws on the rain-making rituals of the Tupi and Guarani tribes of the Amazon basin to create a piece of music that is both prayerful and delightful, including that beautiful moment when you feel light raindrops falling on your uplifted face. Composer Dimitri Shostakovich might not typically be associated with the idea of pure beauty, but the second movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2 is truly mesmerizing in its gentle beauty, and the rest of the piece is infused with a celebratory joy, which is fitting since Shostakovich wrote it as a gift to his piano-playing son on his 19th birthday. Another reason to celebrate this piece is that it will be performed by our very own South Coast Chamber Music Series artistic director, the inestimable Janice Weber. The program concludes with Dvorak’s sixth symphony, which is filled with an embarrassment of beautiful melodic riches, as only he can do. We’ll take every one of them without being embarrassed at all!
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Please join us in the auditorium at 6:30 PM for Yaniv’s pre-concert talk. Doors open at 6 PM for the talk and 7 PM for the concert.
FREE OPEN REHEARSAL
Friday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Seating is general admission, and no tickets or RSVP are required. Please note that this is a working rehearsal, and pieces may not be played in their entirety. A 20-minute break usually occurs between 5 and 5:30. Come and go as you please! Please save your applause for the end of pieces and/or rehearsal as to not interfere with the rehearsal process.
Rehearsal content: Shostakovich with Janice Weber, Dvořák
View the 2023-2024 Season, Part 1 Program below:
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Yaniv Dinur, Music Director
Please note: The following roster is a listing of the musicians for the January 20, 2024 concert only. Please click here for the official 2023-2024 roster which includes recognition of our valued musician chair supporters.
Ethan Wood, Assistant Concertmaster
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Principal
Anna Griffis, Principal
Leo Eguchi, Principal
Pete Walsh, Principal
Timothy Macri, Principal
Laura Schaefer, Principal
Nicholas Brown, Principal
Andrew Sorg, Principal
Seth Budahl, Principal