Vallejo Symphony Concert I – Beginnings and Endings
Sunday, November 3 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM| $35 – $55
Pre-Concert Talk 2PM | Performance 3PM
Reserved Seating: $35 – $55
Barber Symphony No. 1
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3
Bobby Mitchell, piano
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Modelled on Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1 launched his career. From great beginnings to profound endings, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, his last composition, was a birthday gift to his wife. I can’t wait to share the stage with the gifted Bobby Mitchell playing Bartók’s final testament! To conclude this concert, we begin our traversal of the last three symphonies of Antonin Dvořák. His Symphony No. 7 in D minor is one of his most fiery works, modeled on Brahms, but with Dvořák’s unmistakable, sparkling use of Czech folk idioms.
Bobby Mitchell is experienced in the fields of improvisation, composition, and conducting. He has performed extensively in the Americas, across Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East. Recent highlights include concerto performances with Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. He has otherwise performed as concerto soloist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Noord Nederlands Orkest. Bobby records for the Alpha / music Outhere label.