Sun, March 22, 2020, 3:00 pm
Gemma New, guest conductor
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
KATHERINE BALCH: like a broken clock
SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, Pastorale
In honor of Women’s History Month, we showcase three modern-day musical heroines. Guest conductor Gemma New, highly sought-after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence, begins this program with Katherine Balch’s intricately colorful like a broken clock. Virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi, hailed as a violinist of “staggering energy and finesse,” seizes the stage with Saint-Saëns’ passionate Concerto No. 3, a lushly Romantic work weaving French nuance, subtlety and delicacy with Spanish swagger and flair. Beethoven’s cherished Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale,” joyously sketches nature in all its mercurial delight from babbling brooks to thunderstorms and country dances.
“whipping up and down the scale in a frenzy – here frantic, there ecstatic – Frautschi conjured a character of immense complexity.” – The Austin Chronicle
Inspire a young person: 1 free youth ticket / pd adult ticket (call 546-8742).
Additional price information: Prices range from $24-$87 on Sat/Mon and $25-$87 on Sun.
There is also a working Discovery Rehearsal at 2PM on Saturday for $20.
Green Music Center, Weill Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue