There is probably no greater inspiration for art, music, or literature than Love. At one extreme there’s the passionate love of Mozart. At the other, Don Quixote’s chivalric love of the peasant woman, Dulcinea. There’s also the love for string instruments that began for composer Libby Larsen the first time she heard a live performance.
To round out this concert, we’re thrilled to welcome back cellist Lars Hoefs (who performed a recital here in 2016) for the world premiere of “Sea Song” for cello and string orchestra, written for him by Brazilian composer Joao Guilherme Ripper. The composer is among South America’s best-known and most prolific. The piece is based on a 1913 poem by Katherine Mansfield. This performance is presented as a part of the Villa-Lobos International Chamber Festival organized by Mr. Hoefs.
This concert is made possible in part by generous gifts from:
Peg Moore in loving memory of Jimmy Moore
California Chamber Orchestra — Dana Zimbric, Conductor
Symphony No. 4 (25:00) Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K 546 (9:00) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
“Sea Song” for Cello and String Orchestra (15:00) Joao Guilherme Ripper (b. 1959)
Lars Hoefs, cello soloist
Don Quixote Suite for Strings and Harpsichord (18:00) Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)