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Main Stage Concert: Jazz Dell’Arte (Berkeley)
Sunday, October 30, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pmFREE
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Evan Price, violin
PRICE Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra (2016) [SFCO Commission & World Premiere] Evan Price, violin
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite (1920)
Two-time Grammy Award winner and jazz violinist extraordinaire Evan Price jumpstarts the 2016-2017 season and performs his newly commissioned Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra. A versatile and virtuosic performer, Evan has thrilled audiences around the world with such ensembles as the Turtle Island String Quartet, The Hot Club of San Francisco, and many others.
Evan’s piece is paired with music from Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, the 1920 ballet and neoclassical masterpiece about the commedia dell’arte character by the same name. The orchestra dances to Stravinsky’s patented blend of spiky dissonance, sparkling rhythm, and keen wit.