Sherwood Hall at Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture, Salinas
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Sunset Center, Carmel
Dubravka Tomsic is an invaluable asset to Monterey Symphony, a frequent guest artist, a confidant to the late Joan De Visser and the one to whom was entrusted the selection of Monterey Symphony’s Hamburg Steinway. As an artist, she dazzles audiences with the ease and brilliance of her playing. On this program she conveys the ecstasy of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, a piece so perfect in its construction that it was said to have rescued the composer from years of depression. A promenade through Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition honors the piano as inspiration to the infinite possibilities of the orchestra in the hands of master composer/orchestrator Maurice Ravel.