Santa Cruz Symphony – Celebration!
March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
We begin with Mozart’s joyful Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. The opera is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (“The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro”), and was performed in 1784. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity. Perhaps many of you will remember the prior exploits of Figaro as he helped Count Almaviva seduce Rosina in The Barber of Seville which we performed in 2016. The upbeat Overture is 4.5 minutes long.
We will then be treated to the World Premiere of Daniel Stewart’s latest composition, Social Media, written in 2017 for the Santa Cruz Symphony in honor of its 60th Anniversary Season.
We conclude the first half with 2016 Klein International String Competition winner Will Langlie-Miletich performing Giovanni Bottisini’s dramatic Bass Concerto No. 2. This piece lasts about 14 minutes.
We begin the second half celebrating the late great local legend Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday with Suite from Wedding at the Eiffel Tower which he wrote for the Santa Cruz Symphony in 1961. The Suite lasts about an hour.
We conclude with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola K364, featuring San Francisco Symphony’s violinist In Sun Jang and our own Daniel Stewart on viola. This piece is 30 minutes long.
Mozart – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Stewart – Social Media (World Premiere)
Bottesini – Bass Concerto No. 2
William Langlie-Miletich, bass
Harrison – Suite from Marriage at the Eiffel Tower
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola K364
InSun Jang, violin
Daniel Stewart, viola