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The Illuminators

Berkeley Symphony

Berkeley Symphony  The Illuminators

Composers are powerful storytellers. Andreia Pinto-Correia’s new work is a charming depiction of her native Lisbon. Similarly, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances indulges the composer’s poignant nostalgia for Russia in an orchestral suite that combines vivacious rhythms with lush melodies. Lutosławski’s unconventional Cello Concerto, featuring the two-time Grammy winner and internationally renowned cellist Lynn Harrell, redefines the idea of a concerto—a pouncing, insistent orchestra and a rebellious, mocking cello—and tests the boundaries of conflict and dialogue.

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Andreia Pinto-Correia

Alfama (World Premiere Commission)

Witold Lutoslawski

Cello Concerto


Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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SFCV Previews
January 31, 2013

When Lynn Harrell and the Berkeley Symphony led by Music Director Joana Carneiro take on Witold Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto, they will be taking a trip to the dark side that balances, in a radical way, the vivacity of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, also on the program.

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