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Symphony Silicon Valley-Brahms and Dvorak

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker is famed for his "infectious elan and gargantuan technique." His outsized technique will be on special demand for our first work, a concerto built on a heroic symphonic scale that requires sheer stamina as well as supreme artistry. A masterpiece of musical contrasts, it is also filled with lyrical interludes, including an extended cello solo. Dvořák's symphony follows, inventive but gentler, almost idyllic, and irresistibly tuneful. While he was writing it, Dvořák himself marveled "melodies simply pour out of me."

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 80 minutes.

Conductor: Daniel Meyer

Soloist(s): Jon Kimura Parker, Piano

  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83

  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163

About Daniel Meyer 
About Jon Kimura Parker 

Earlier Event: January 19
Symphony Silicon Valley-Brahms and Dvorak
Later Event: January 26
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