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La Jolla Symphony

November 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Steven Schick, conducts

Gioachino Rossini Overture to William Tell
Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 1
Béla Bartók 
Concerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Peter Clarke, violin

Our 65th season opens with some very familiar music–Rossini’s William Tell Overture–and some very unfamiliar music: co-concertmaster Peter Clarke is the soloist in the First Violin Concerto of Florence Price, a prolific African-American composer from the 1930-50s, whose Second Violin Concerto was one of the highlights of last season. The concert concludes with Bartók’s great Concerto for Orchestra. Written by a frail composer during the depths of the Second World War, it is a ringing statement of faith in life–and a supreme test for every orchestra that performs it.


Concert sponsors: Betty McManus & Cecil Lytle


November 2, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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La Jolla Symphony and Chorus
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Mandeville Auditorium
9500 Gilman Dr., UCSD 0361
La Jolla, CA United States
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