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Concerto Winner / Colburn Orchestra

September 21, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm PDT

Robert Schumann photo

Colburn’s Concerto Competition winner Sanga Yang kicks off the Colburn Orchestra season by performing Schumann’s notoriously challenging Cello Concerto. LA Opera conductor James Conlon leads a program also featuring Weber’s Euryanthe Overture and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3.

Schumann’s cello concerto is his last composition before entering an asylum, surrendering to the mental illness that censured his creative life. As Sanga’s teacher, and my Colburn colleague, Clive Greensmith says, “As a human being, as an artist, this is a piece that helps you become more sensitive and more deeply aware of the emotional content of music. It separates artists from mere technicians.”

I host a pre-concert interview with James Conlon at 6:45pm, and the down beat is at 7:30pm.

Please note: regular admission is $15, and premium seating is $30.


September 21, 2019
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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The Ambassador Auditorium – Pasadena
131 S. St. John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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