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California Dreamin'

Thursday Thru Saturday
November 16 - 18 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
November 16, 2023, 8:00 pm
November 17, 2023, 8:00 pm
November 18, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Part of the inaugural California Festival, a treasure trove of music celebrating the Golden State’s legacy of experimentation and free-spirited artistry, this concert features a new composition by Gabriella Smith, whose work is described as “high-voltage and wildly imaginative,” along with other pieces inspired by the diversity and richness of our state.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, the concert also features Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4, performed by Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko.

“Playing that pulls no punches: Kholodenko is in the elite of classical pianists” ―The Critic (Norman Lebrecht)
“A musician of gigantic technical accomplishment and generous poetic gifts” ―Orange County Register

With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the guest artist, conductor and orchestra musicians!

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This concert is sponsored by:

Ludovic Morlot, Guest conductor

California Festival 2023
This concert is part of the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music across the state Nov. 3-19, 2023

Adam Schoenberg: Canto
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Gabriella Smith: Bioluminescence Chaconne
Debussy: La Mer

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with Alan Chapman

This series is sponsored by: