May 05 Sun

Tribulations & Triumphs

Sunday, May 05 2024

Samueli Theater

Concert Timings:
May 5, 2024, 3:00 pm

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Discover a world of incredible music with the Café Ludwig season finale featuring Enescu's hauntingly beautiful Légende for Trumpet and Piano, Dayton's tender and moving Fantasy for Viola and Piano, Smit's intricate and thrilling Piano Trio, and Hailstork's powerful and universal Variations for Trumpet. Experience the innovative and masterful compositions of Ligeti with Selections from 6 Bagatelles and Musica Ricercata and Poulenc's charmingly witty Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet. Experience the depth, complexity, and beauty of these incredible masterworks by some of the greatest composers of the 20th century.

Read Orli Shaham's Notes on the program.

Enjoy delightful chamber music with principal musicians of Pacific Symphony in the coffee-house atmosphere of the Samueli Theater. While you sip coffee and savor decadent desserts, your gifted host, curator and pianist Orli Shaham guides you on a journey exploring how composers influenced each other and changed the course of chamber music.


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Orli Shaham, Piano
Robert Walker, Clarinet
Rose Corrigan, Bassoon
Keith Popejoy, French Horn
Tony L. Ellis, Trumpet

George Enescu: Légende for Trumpet and Piano (1906)
Peter Dayton: Fantasy for Viola and Piano
Leo Smit: Trio for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
- Intermission -
Adolphus Hailstork: Variations for Trumpet
György Ligeti: Selections from 6 Bagatelles
Francis Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet