San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

CLASSICAL MASTERS

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Herbst Theatre, CLASSICAL MASTERS. Ring in the New Year with a program dedicated to our triumvirate of classical masters, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. From Haydn comes the dramatic overture to his 1799 opera L’Isola Disabiltata, followed by three Mozart concert arias. For more than two centuries, musicians and music-lovers have agreed that Mozart’s music is simply divine. “Amadeus,” after all, means “beloved by God.” Some of Mozart’s most sublime music may be found in his concert arias. These pieces, which are not from his operas, were intended to display a particular singer’s vocal talents to their best advantage. Guest soprano Christine Brandes, who last wowed our SFCO audiences with her incandescent singing in our chamber-sized Mahler Symphony performs these extraordinary creations. After intermission, we present Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, a compositional tour de force deftly integrating not the usual single solo instrument with orchestra, but three: violin, cello and piano. The Concerto is filled with virtuosity, inventiveness and memorable tunes. HAYDN Overture to L’isola Disabitata MOZART Vado, ma dove, K.583 Bella mia fiamma, K.528 Ch’io mi scordi di te, K.505 BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto in C Major, Op.56 ARTISTS Benjamin Simon Conductor Christine Brandes Soprano The Delphi Trio Liana Bérubé Violinist Michele Kwon Cellist Jeff LaDeur Pianist