From Vienna to Silicon Valley - May 2018 concert - Peninsula Symphony
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From Vienna to Silicon Valley
Friday, May 11th
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, May 12th
Heritage Theatre
Concerts at 8PM
Pre-concert lecture at 7PM
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PROGRAM

Mason Bates
Garages of the Valley
Concerto TBD
(featuring Jeremy Tai, cello, 2017 Klein International String Competition winner)
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2, Op. 73

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ABOUT THE CONCERT

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His lovely and innovative Garages of the Valley connects the culture of Silicon Valley to our symphonic tradition in a most novel way. We will present the latest Klein Competition virtuoso in a symphonic debut, and conclude the 2017-18 Season with Brahms’ triumphal and glorious Symphony No. 2 in D.

PERFORMANCE VENUE DETAILS

Friday, May 11 at 8PM

San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94401

Parking is free and available in lots to the side and behind the center.

Saturday, May 12 at 8PM

Heritage Theatre
1 W Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

Parking is free adjacent to the theatre off Community Center Drive.

GUEST ARTIST

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His music enlivens imaginative narrative forms with novel orchestral writing, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds. Leading conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin have championed his diverse catalogue. As both a DJ and a curator, he has become a visible advocate for bringing new music to new spaces, whether through institutional partnerships such as his residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or through his club/classical project Mercury Soul, which transforms spaces ranging from commercial clubs to Frank Gehry-designed concert halls into exciting, hybrid musical events drawing large crowds. In awarding Bates the Heinz Medal, Teresa Heinz remarked that “his music has moved the orchestra into the digital age and dissolved the boundaries of classical music.”

VIDEO PREVIEWS

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2