Free Prometheus Symphony Concert

Presented by Prometheus Symphony

photo of Hiro Yoshimura

Please join us for our third concert of the season! First up will be the shortest piece Mahler ever wrote, Blumine. Actually, it started life as the second movement of Mahler’s 1st Symphony, but nobody liked it there. So he pulled it out and it sat around unplayed for 70 years! Now’s your chance to hear it, and we think you’ll like it!

Then, please enjoy our 2022-2023 Khuner Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, 16-year-old Hiro Yoshimura, playing Glazunov’s delightful, lush and fiery Violin Concerto in A minor.  (We have two fabulous winners this season!  Make sure to save a space on your calendar for May 21st when Ava Pakiam will play Prokofiev’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in G minor. )

And finally, well, talk about an absent-minded professor! Alexander Borodin was a chemist studying aldehydes (we Googled and still don’t understand it), then a founder and professor at one of Russia’s first School of Medicine for women. His side gig was composing; it took him seven years to write his Symphony No. 2 in B Minor. He put it aside for five years and then—he LOST IT! Like, lost the entire composition. Poof! He eventually found the second and third movements, but had to re-orchestrate the first and last movements.

Concerts begin at 3pm, with a pre-concert talk by Music Director Eric Hansen at 2:40pm. Tickets are required; they’re free, plentiful and just a few clicks away.

Masks are now optional but recommended inside the church; please bring proof of vaccination and ID. Our concerts are always family-friendly and accessible. Plan to arrive early for check in, especially as parking can be difficult. The concert is free; donations gratefully accepted.

City: Oakland
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Program Items

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor
Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 2
Gustave Mahler Blumine


Hiro Yoshimura soloist

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

114 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
United States