Indescribable Beauty

Led by newly-appointed Music Director Michael Christie, Yulianna Avdeeva – First Prize Winner at the 2010 Chopin Piano Competition – makes her New West Symphony debut with performances of Frédéric Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Chopin composed both of his piano concertos as calling cards for his move from his native Poland to Paris, meant solely to show off his virtuosity at the keyboard. Robert Schumann’s 4th Symphony is overflowing with German romanticism with great sweeps of melodic invention and pulsing rhythms. Schumann structured the four movements of the Symphony to be played without pause, linking them in a continuous whole.

Plus, Maestro Christie conducts a piece by Mason Bates, the same composer with whom he collaborated and won a Grammy for The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Garages of the Valley is an homage to “The garages that dot the landscape of Silicon Valley,” which housed the visionaries behind Apple, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Google.”

Michael Christie, music director
Glywn & Ruth Chase Music Director Chair
Yuliana Avdeeva, piano

BatesGarages of the Valley
Chopin | Piano Concerto No. 2
Schumann | Symphony No. 4

Fortissimo Concert Sponsor
Miriam Wille

Program notes >>

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 7:30 pm
The Broad Stage in Santa Monica

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Oxnard Performing Arts Center