Dvořák: Serenade in D minor

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Natalie Image, soprano

Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major

Masterpieces by two great Romantics, Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms, share the stage in a concert which focusses almost exclusively on our fabulous woodwinds. An homage to Mozart, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor is filled with Slavonic rhythms and displays the composer’s gift for graceful melodies. Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major, written for an orchestra without violins, is a warm, gracious work colored by the darker hues of our lower strings and woodwinds. In contrast, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 is scored for eight cellos and soprano, whose lush wordless vocalise floats hauntingly over our cello choir.

Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:00pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley