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Serkin, Brahms & Tchaikovsky

Symphony Silicon Valley

December 1 - 2

Peter SerkinThis combination ought to make people sit up and take notice: conductor George Cleve and pianist Peter Serkin performing Brahms’ First Piano Concerto. With Symphony Silicon Valley, the premier professional orchestra of the South Bay and a descendant of the San Jose Symphony, of which Cleve was long-time music director. Along with the Brahms comes Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique,” still the most nerve-bending symphony in the repertoire.

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.