February 8-9, 2020 Steven Schick, conductor
Anahita Abbasi Brenda and Steven Schick Commission
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3
Michael Pisaro Concerto for Amplified Percussion & Orchestra (Soloist: Greg Stuart, percussion)
Brahms’ mighty Third Symphony manages also to be his most intimate and—some would say—his most beautiful symphony. The La Jolla Symphony has not played it for over a quarter of a century—come, listen fresh, and rediscover the wonders of this glorious music. We premiere two commissioned works: a new piece by emerging Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi, known for her electric and electro-acoustic works; and Michael Pisaro’s Concerto for Amplified Percussion, featuring extraordinary percussionist and frequent Pisaro collaborator Greg Stuart.