David Bratman

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

Articles By This Author

David Bratman - August 9, 2022

When concern over COVID cases took out half the orchestra, the weekend’s programming had to change.

David Bratman - July 18, 2022

The summer’s opening program lets everyone — vocalists, concerto soloists, and orchestra — shine.

David Bratman - June 6, 2022

Daniil Trifonov debuts the composer’s Piano Concerto, part of an off-the-beaten-path program conducted by Ruth Reinhardt.

David Bratman - May 2, 2022

Violinist Vilde Frang matches Mäkelä’s controlled approach in a lyrical reading of Berg’s Violin Concerto.

David Bratman - April 11, 2022

John Adams’s Absolute Jest is the thorny centerpiece of an upbeat concert.

David Bratman - October 4, 2021

Flutist Denis Bouriakov stands out in the world premiere of Gabriela Ortiz’s D’Colonial Californiano.

David Bratman - August 10, 2021

New commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Sean Shepherd respond to the fires that devastated Santa Cruz County last year.

David Bratman - July 20, 2021

The chamber music festival is back to performing and at home in a new venue.

David Bratman - March 9, 2020

The online-only recital features spirited renditions of modern American songs.

David Bratman - March 7, 2020

Violinist Michael Barenboim leads a spirited string octet dedicated to building unity through musical conversation.