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Mahler’s Titan

Grammy-winning sensation, Third Coast Percussion, joins acclaimed composer Clarice Assad for the world premiere of her new percussion concerto, PLAY! Mahler’s Titan, a monumental symphony that is both enlightening and cathartic. It is a deeply personal work that takes you on a journey filled with the full range of human emotions and lush and complex textures. A work of symphonic virtuosity!

Classical Series

Symphonic orchestra performing on stage and playing a classical music concert, cellist in the foreground


Giovanni Gabrieli Arr. Bruce ChrispCanzon Noni Toni a 12, Ch. 183
Giovanni Gabrieli Arr. Bruce ChrispCanzon Septimi et Octavi Toni a 12, Ch. 182
Clarice AssadPLAY! for Orchestra (World Premiere)
Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 1 in D major, Titan          


Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Sunday, November 5, 2023 | 3:00 pm

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Monday, November 6, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 2:00 pm


READ about Clarice Assad’s PLAY!

PLAY! by Clarice Assad was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Santa Rosa Symphony, Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center, Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director. The work was co-commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival, Sir Donald Runnicles, Music Director; and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, John Gennaro Devlin, Music Director. Additional support was provided by Bruce Oltman, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, the Julian Family Foundation, and Steph and Daniel Heffner.

Program Notes

Program Notes offer insight and fascinating details about the concert program. Read them online at your leisure and enhance your understanding and enjoyment of every Classical Series performance.

Read Mahler’s Titan Program Notes

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, November 4, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Masterclass with Third Coast Percussion

Monday, November 6, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Weill Hall, Green Music Center
Event is free but a ticket is required to enter

Much of the advice given in a masterclass can be applied to any instrument. Therefore, all musicians are encouraged to observe the masterclasses, regardless of the instrument they play. Please spread the word and share this message with your students, colleagues and friends!

What is a masterclass?
A masterclass is an open lesson, during which a student performs a solo work and is coached by a master teacher. Attending audience (that’s you) listen and learn as observers. It is a fun and informative opportunity to see a top-flight musician and music educator share insights and techniques and to watch a student learn and grow before your eyes.

Please note: Parking is not included in the ticket. You will need to pay to park while at this event.
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Youths 7-17 years of age may receive one complimentary ticket with every paid adult. Request tickets through Patron Services at (707) 546-8742. Classical Series concerts only.

$10 student rush tickets for college students with a valid student ID. Available starting 1-1/2 hours prior to the concert, at the door only. Classical Series concerts only.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Classical Concert Series underwritten by Anderman Family Foundation
Sponsored by Judith M. Gappa
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong sponsored by David and Corinne Byrd
Discovery Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert Talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell in memory of Richard Grundy
Season Media Sponsor: The Press Democrat

Programs, dates, artists, and prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are subject to availability.

Photo of Francesco Lecce-Chong by Colin Talcroft
Photo of Third Coast Percussion by Saverio Truglia

Photo of Clarice Assad by Marcelo Macaue