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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

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 24, 2016

A John Adams piece featuring electric violin is at the heart of a program exploring the contemplative side of 20th-century music.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 10, 2016

A concerto penned under the auspices of the symphony’s Young American Composer-in-Residence program gets the spotlight in a beautifully balanced program.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 10, 2016

A new Jennifer Higdon suite highlights an evening of music inspired by — but not necessarily for — dancing.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 19, 2016

Awkward programming and distracting visuals overshadow a powerful rendition of Fauré’s Requiem.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 8, 2016

Daniel Hope joined the orchestra as guest concertmaster and principal soloist in a tribute to his mentor.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 25, 2016

Popular guest performers, conductor Tatsuya Shimono and soloist Ju-Young Baek, returned for a concert at San Jose’s California Theatre.

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Chamber Music Review
November 17, 2015

Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds was part of the New York-based quintet’s bright and brash program at the Trianon Theatre in San Jose.

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Chamber Music Review
October 26, 2015

The San Jose Chamber Music Society kicked off its season with a lively program split between Latin American and European composers.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 6, 2015

The orchestra dedicated its season opener to the maestro with a program of Beethoven and Schumann.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 28, 2015

The program was sparkling, imaginative, and even exotic, featuring works from Chinese-American composer Chen Yi and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.

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Festival Review
August 10, 2015

Performing works inspired by Schubert’s example brought needed variety to [email protected].

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Festival Review
July 30, 2015

Schubert lived a tragic life, resulting in some dour music. But the third Schubertiade in [email protected] summer festival proved even the darkest music can be rewarding.

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Festival Review
July 21, 2015

This year, the chamber music festival features performances of the music of and music that inspired the Austrian composer.

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Festival Review
July 6, 2015

Cellist Arnold Choi performed four works, three unaccompanied, at the festival’s new venue in downtown San Jose.

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Chamber Music Review
June 23, 2015

A trio (plus some friends) provided excitement in a party of French chamber music.

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Recital Review
May 18, 2015

Clarinetists Romie de Guise-Langlois and David Shifrin, occasionally joined by violin and piano, dazzled.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 11, 2015

The symphony, with assistance from choristers, performed the Rachmaninoff masterpiece, which is based off the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

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April 27, 2015
The festival is converting to a year-long program and expanding its offerings....
April 23, 2015
The series, which has not announcing an upcoming season, is ending after a 17-year run due to lack of funding....
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 13, 2015

The Australian Chamber Orchestra performed Mozart, Haydn, and a work by Jonny Greenwood, better known as the guitarist from Radiohead.

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