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Singing the Cello Electric: Johannes Moser, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic

San Francisco Symphony

Oct 23 - 24

Gustavo DudamelLet’s hear it for “More power to the cello!” The L.A. Philharmonic and its dynamic director arrive in town and play an exciting contemporary program: Enrico Chapela’s Concerto for Electric Cello, John Adams’ Tromba lontana, and one of the most melodic of mid-20th-century symphonies, Prokofiev’s 5th. Johannes Moser will be plugging in his instrument for the Mexico City native’s concerto. Chapela has earned recognition for a lively piece describing a soccer match, with the conductor “playing” a referee’s whistle. So expect some sparks.

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Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area.