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Triumph & Tragedy - November 7, 8 & 9

Event Details

Classical Series

2020 - 2021

About the Concert

We open our concert with Gabriella Smith’s exhilarating and rhythmically propulsive Tumblebird Contrails, inspired by the sights and sounds of Point Reyes Seashore. The luminous Elina Vähälä serenades us with the rich, expansive lyricism of Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major, written by the exiled Jewish composer in celebration of the end of Nazi reign. Tchaikovsky's dark and foreboding last symphony, premiered only days before his death, aches with anguish in a deeply personal and intimate farewell.

“Impeccable accuracy, a sound that sang, radiant and luminous; … a soloist of the highest rank, whose ease and presence place her among the rising glories of the violin.” — Le Monde


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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Sponsored by The Peggy Anne Covington Fund
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Elina Vähälä underwritten by Linda Castiglioni
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

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography
Photo of Elina Vähälä by Elina Simonen

by: Steven Ledbetter

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