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Ode to California - April 7, 8 and 9

Event Details

Classical Series

2017 - 2018

Tracy Silverman plays six-string electric violin, an instrument he pioneered, for The Dharma at Big Sur, a concerto composed for him by Pulitzer winner John Adams. The New York Times described Silverman’s premiere performance as “fleet agility and tangy expressivity with wailing hints of Jimi Hendrix.”  Wagner revolutionized harmony in his romantic Tristan and Isolde. Vocalist and chorus join in for Alexander Nevsky, the Russian film score, for a monumental tale of battles, invasion, liberation and triumph.

“Electric violinist Tracy Silverman could become classical music’s newest rock star.”
-The Nashville Scene

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Concert Conversation with Bruno Ferrandis and Tracy Silverman

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7pm

These Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Watch a video of Tracey Sliverman performing Dharma at Big Sur (John Adams)


We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following

Sponsored by Donald and Maureen Green
Guest Artists Tracey Silverman, violin; underwritten by Eileen, Victor and Karen Trione, In memory of Henry Trione

Guest Artists Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus; underwritten by AmaWaterways
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy, and Ellen and Chuck Wear
County of Sonoma - Board of Supervisors


by: Steven Ledbetter

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