Vallejo Symphony Iconoclast
Saturday, February 29 @ 8:00PM |
Harris Symphony No. 3
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Amalia Hall, violin
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Premiered by the Boston Symphony in 1939, Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 3 set the bar for a unique American sound, with spacious textures and gorgeous harmonies that evoke our wide-open landscapes. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, another masterpiece from the 1930s, features one of the most beautiful slow movements ever composed. I am excited to present international violin virtuoso Amalia Hall as our soloist. We finish with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, deeply inspired by Czech folk traditions. Underneath its sunny and genial nature, a new form of composition takes shape, where melody dictates structure.
Since making her debut at the age of 9 with the Auckland Philharmonia, Amalia Hall has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand and Europe including I Virtuosi Italiani, Munich Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic of Sibiu and Filharmonica Marchigiana.
Amalia Hall has received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her “sumptuous and sweet tone,” inherent musicality and natural facility.