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February 23, 24, 2013


Performances in Carmel Only - Not Included in Mini-Series Subscriptions*

Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm

Sunset Center, Carmel
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A piano can be an orchestra itself in the hands of a master, so like a seventh inning stretch, we give the orchestra a break while the piano plays on. In all its magnificence, the Symphony’s Hamburg Steinway sits center stage and alone in this feature performance with Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun. One of classical music’s fast rising stars, de Solaun wowed audiences with his Monterey Symphony debut (Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3) in January 2011. He returns with a program of varied and challenging works for solo piano, three by Robert Schumann and the original piano version of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime, to hear de Solaun’s interpretation of this challenging piano masterpiece as well as Ravel’s magnificent orchestration during our May program.

Josu de Solaun Biography

*Performances for this recital are offered in Carmel only. This performance is free with the purchase of a Full Series Subscription. Mini-Series subscribers may purchase tickets for this performance at an additional cost or consider upgrading to receive this benefit.

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These performances have been underwritten in part by the Arts Council for Monterey County.

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Josu de Solaun
Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
Robert Schumann
Toccata in C Major, Op. 7
Robert Schumann
Études Symphoniques, Op. 13
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)  
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~Aldous Huxley