2018/2019 Season | MUSIC MEANS...
What does music mean? The great Danish composer, Carl Nielsen, wrote that music is life! Nielsen’s quote got me thinking about what music means and how it can help enrich lives in a community.
Our sold out performances are just the start. The orchestra’s school concerts touch the lives of thousands of young people throughout Solano County.
In this season we are excited to present performances that tell a story. Throughout the season we will explore three overtures that Beethoven wrote for his only opera, Fidelio. It’s a chance to see into the mind of a genius as he grapples with ideas of melody, form and emotion. We also focus on three stunning symphonies by Beethoven’s heirs — all written in the 1920s. These singular works by Nielsen, Sibelius and Shostakovich take inspiration from Beethoven’s unique vision. Add a perfect violin concerto, a piano concerto that defines “romance,” and an ethereal choral work sung by the amazing American Canyon Chamber Choir, and I think we have a recipe for great excitement — one that support’s Nielsen’s lofty statement.
Please join your orchestra for “Music means...” in the stunning acoustic of Vallejo’s Empress Theatre!