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 - August 8, 2023

Proving that contemporary composition isn’t unapproachable, the “Chamber Music Now” concert has dancing, comedy, and lots of good music.

David Bratman - August 1, 2023

Forgoing the thornier styles of modernist composition, the festival came up with a delightful and intriguing set list.

David Bratman - July 31, 2023

The second week of the chamber music festival brings well-played performances of heavy hitters from Brahms to Elgar.

David Bratman - June 6, 2023

Miranda Liu is marvelous in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, while Ravel’s Boléro provides a colorful finale.

David Bratman - May 22, 2023

With the indefatigable Sarah Cahill at the keyboard and Artistic Director Donato Cabrera on the podium, the new concerto was in good hands.

David Bratman - May 9, 2023

Arturo Márquez’s violin concerto was the centerpiece of a concert conducted by the Tucson Symphony’s José Luis Gómez.

David Bratman - April 18, 2023

Founding Music Director Emily Ray’s last subscription concert with the ensemble is a courageous and enjoyable affair.

David Bratman - March 28, 2023

The orchestra and director Donato Cabrera brilliantly interpret pieces that would have been intimately familiar to the composer.

David Bratman - March 21, 2023

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu plays Grieg’s concerto in a program emphasizing folk styles of different ethnicities.

David Bratman - March 13, 2023

In Berkeley, the orchestra and conductor Christian Thielemann applied their unique sound to the music they’re most associated with.