David Bratman

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.

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David Bratman - May 14, 2024

For its season finale, the orchestra ambitiously takes on Sibelius’s Second Symphony and an opener featuring high school players.

David Bratman - April 23, 2024

The orchestra’s passionate playing of four meditative pieces is emotional and gratifying.

David Bratman - April 13, 2024

The Bennewitz Quartet visits the San Jose Chamber Music Society with a program of Dvořák, Janáček, Smetana, and Hans Krása.

David Bratman - March 19, 2024

Winds and percussion are featured on a concert of works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Lou Harrison.

David Bratman - February 27, 2024

Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, and … Grażyna Bacewicz get strong, urgent performances at Stanford Live.

David Bratman - February 13, 2024

From humor to gloom, these players can craft compelling characters with any composition.

David Bratman - January 30, 2024

In a cello concerto featuring a hologram soloist, the orchestra conducts something of an experiment.

David Bratman - January 26, 2024

Working without their late first violinist, these three musicians are bringing in collaborators to great success.

David Bratman - December 5, 2023

The founder of L.A. new-music group Wild Up leads a spirited concert of Americana, including Jeff Midkiff’s Mandolin Concerto.

David Bratman - November 28, 2023

This tour of Latin American folk styles makes an impression, along with a cool reading of Brahms’s Second Symphony.