Sarah Chang | Brahms Violin Concerto

The star returns for a piece bursting with melodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Chang | Brahms Violin Concerto

The star returns for a piece bursting with melodies

 

 

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3:00 PM
Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3:00 PM
Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

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Concert Highlights

 

  • With his Third Symphony, Jean Sibelius decided to go against the current. While the trend for popular composers was to use larger and larger orchestras with a bolder Romantic style, Sibelius intentionally wrote for a smaller orchestra and in a more structured, Classical style. He also liked a darker sound, so the work is heavy on cellos and basses. Lovers of the symphonic form, like Sibelius was, will love the interconnectedness of melodies, rhythms, and themes.
  • Brahms wrote the Violin Concerto while on summer holiday on a lake in Vienna, where he said there were so many melodies, he had to be careful not to step on them. Unusual for his day, Brahms left a space for the violinist to improvise. While Brahms’ music isn’t usually thought of as cheerful, there’s plenty of lightheartedness in his Violin Concerto.

Program

 

Michael Christie, Music Director

The Glywn and Ruth Chase Music Director

Sarah Chang, violin

 

Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Brahms Violin Concerto

 

ENTR’ACTE

Sarah Kirkland Snider Daughter of the Waves

 

Fun and informative 30-minute pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.

Preview the Music

Intermission: Something for Everybody

Our intermission gives everyone a chance to enjoy the evening their way. 

  1. Intermission Insights (10 minutes) – Our Music Director Michael Christie spends 10 minutes on stage with the guest artist in a fun and fascinating interview and audience Q&A.
  2. Break (10 minutes) – A great time to use the restroom, order a refreshment from the concessions in the lobby, and catch up with friends.
  3. Entr’acte (10 minutes) – The orchestra performs a short contemporary piece – incredible music you may never hear anywhere else.

Feel free to take your seat, poke your head in, or mingle in the lobby until the second half!

Plan Your Visit

There’s lots to do leading up to each concert to enhance your experience!