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Happy Birthday, Bernstein

Barry Perkins

February 11, 3:00 p.m.Samueli Theater

Orli Shaham, piano and host
Barry Perkins, trumpet
Jessica Pearlman Fields, oboe
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Members of Pacific Symphony


EWAZEN: Trio for Trumpet, Cello and Piano
TICHELI: Love Song for Oboe and Piano (world premiere)
REICH: Quartet for 2 Pianos and 2 Vibraphones
BERNSTEIN: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
SCHOENFIELD: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

Celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, Steve Reich’s 80th birthday and Frank Ticheli’s 60th, this all-American program features a variety of chamber works in compelling instrumental combinations.

Orli Shaham

Guest Artist

Orli Shaham

A consummate musician recognized for her grace and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Shaham is in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. The New York Times called her a "brilliant pianist," The Chicago Tribune recently referred to her as “a first-rate Mozartean” in a performance with the Chicago Symphony and London's Guardian said Shaham's playing at the Proms was "perfection."

Shaham has performed with nearly every major American orchestra, as well as many in Europe, Asia and Australia. A frequent guest at summer festivals, her appearances include Tanglewood, Ravinia, Verbier, Mostly Mozart, La Jolla, Music Academy of the West and Aspen. Shaham’s acclaimed 2015 recording, Brahms Inspired, is a collection of new compositions alongside works by Brahms and his compositional forefathers. Other recordings include John Adams' Grand Pianola Music with the pianist Marc-André Hamelin and the San Francisco Symphony, with the composer conducting, American Grace, a CD of piano music by John Adams and Steven Mackey with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Robertson conducting, and Nigunim - Hebrew Melodies, recorded with her brother, the violinist Gil Shaham.