Symphony Parnassus - June Concert
San Francisco's Symphony Parnassus, Stephen Paulson, director, performs its final concert of the 2011-2012 season on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 3:00PM at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Our soloist is 16-year-old composer, violinist and piano prodigy Audrey Vardanega playing Schumann's Piano Concerto.
About the program:
Sahba Aminikia: Zâr -- This new work by Iranian composer Sahba Aminikia, who now lives in the Bay Area, explores Iranian mysticism. Its music is based on a song sung by shamans to help exorcise Zâr, an evil spirit that possesses people and drives them mad. The music is meant to portray a ritual not only to banish evil spirits from people, but also from today's toxic world.
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor -- Schumann's only completed piano concerto has become a famous Romantic period masterpiece. Young East Bay pianist Audrey Vardanega tackles this warhorse with great zeal and aplomb.
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D -- The quintessential "Finnish Symphony", composed 1900-03 by the man whose music fueled his country's revolution to achieve independence from Russia.
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