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Unmasking the Stars - October 5, 6 & 7

Event Details

Classical Series

2019 - 2020

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About the Concert

Anna Clyne’s charming Masquerade evokes the elegant costumed promenades of 18th century Europe. Beloved Bay Area favorite pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns with Beethoven’s mesmerizing Fourth Piano Concerto, a work that begins with understated sweetness and gentle lyricism and builds to a shimmering and exultant climax. Matt Browne’s How the Solar System Was Won, a rousing and rhythmic homage to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, is paired with Strauss’ epic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, which formed the bold soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece.
“a gloriously warm, richly romantic and effusively mellifluous reading that was, simply put, sheer poetry.”
– Deseret News (Salt Lake City)


Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Listen to this concert's music on Spotify

Music selections handpicked by Francesco!


Plan Your Visit

Download the Program Notes
KRCB Radio Broadcast of this concert - October 27, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Learn more about the Discovery Rehearsal Series
Directions & More
Seating Map
Before the Concert | At the Concert | Other Good Things to Know
Dining & Hotels


We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Sponsored by Jim Lamb
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by Norma Person, In memory of Evert Person 
Guest Artist Garrick Ohlsson underwritten by Marcia Wagner, In memory of Hap Wagner
Discovery Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre -Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Video underwritten by Chuck & Ellen Wear

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Santa Rosa CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

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Phone: (707) 546-8742


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