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March 15, 2014
It’s Giuseppe Verdi’s thunderous and melodious Requiem, a monument for double chorus, gleaming solo voices and orchestra. Combined Bakersfield Master Chorale and CSUB Singers join forces with guest vocal soloists for this very special event.
Verdi Requiem Sample Audio Clips
March Concert Program
April 12, 2014
Following Karl Maria von Weber’s dramatic Overture to Der Freischütz, the orchestra welcomes Jon Appleton with a world premier by this inventive composer. Pianist Robert Thies returns with Mozart’s ever-popular “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467. Then the most famous four notes in all music reign in a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. A program combining the familiar and a touch of the exotic.
May 10, 2014
Following Wagner’s full-throated overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova brings her 1655 Amati violin to the stage with Max Bruch’s richly tuneful Violin Concerto in G-minor. The season concludes powerfully with an audience favorite, Tchaikovsky’s resounding Symphony No. 5 in E-minor. An evening brimming with glorious orchestral sonorities!