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Fidl-Fantazye-Santa Cruz Symphony

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Our season begins with a program centered around Mahler's enchanting Symphony No. 4, once again featuring a soloist from the Met, soprano Meigui Zhang.

Noah Bendix-Balgley, first Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, will be featured in the West Coast premiere performances of his own Klezmer-infused violin concerto, Fidl-Fantazye.  

Glinka's exhilarating overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila leads the program.



GLINKA                     Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila    [Listen]

BENDIX-BALGLEY      Fidl-Fantazye: A Klezmer Concerto

        Noah Bendix-Balgley, Violin


MAHLER                    Symphony No. 4                             [Listen]                                  

   Bedächtig, nicht eilen (Moderately, not rushed)
   In gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast (Leisurely moving, without haste) 
   Ruhevoll, poco adagio (Peacefully, somewhat slowly)
   Sehr behaglich (Very comfortably)

        Meigui Zhang, Soprano