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Monterey Symphony

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max bragado - darman

music director and conductor

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subscriber benefits Preferred Seating For full season subscribers, get the best seats available and keep them for the entire season. You’ll get the first opportunity to change your location at renewal time.

Exchange Privileges If you have a conflict, you can change your seat to one of the other performances during that set. All exchanges must be done in advance of the first concert of the set.

ADVANCED NOTICE Have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for special events and concerts. You’ll be at the forefront to receive notification of our always popular Christmas/ Holiday program.

Discounts Purchase all six concerts and we will pay the City of Carmel’s Facility Fee for you.

Your community. Your orchestra.

REPRINTED TICKETS Call us if you misplace your tickets and we will replace them.

Group Tickets We are pleased to offer group ticket rates: 10% for 10-14, 15% for 15-19 and 20% for 20 or more tickets. Call 831.646.8511 for further details.

We are in community each time we find a place where we belong. – peter f. block

CONVENIENCE Avoid lines at the box office and having to search for your seat.

The Monterey Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation.

front cover: linda mehrabian, cello; lila woolman, violin; drew ford, cello; louise mckay, cello; karen thielen, harp; christina mok, concertmaster. photo: dmt imaging, michael troutman

2011-2012 season ticket

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Welcome to our 2011-2012 Season

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of Fantasy, Stories and Tales. John Steinbeck understood that great stories must be tied to everyday places, people and ideas. In the Spirit of Steinbeck, we hope that our story and the concerts we perform reflect the diversity and richness of our region. Join this abundant harvest of musical masterpieces, climb the heights of emotion, and share in the grand vistas these works present. We invite you to hear your orchestra perform great music, LIVE!

Max Bragado-Darman photos: dmt imaging, michael troutman


Listzomania Listzomania was the press’s description of the dual talents of Franz Liszt. At once a “rockstar” pianist of his day and an imaginative composer of tone poems, his works encompass the breadth of expression on the keyboard and in the orchestra. This program presents both faces, the storyteller and the keyboard virtuoso. Zhengyu Chen, 1st Prize winner of the “Jose Iturbi” International Piano Competition (Spain) lends fury to Liszt’s Malédiction.

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October 22, 23, 24, 2011 Max Bragado-Darman conductor Zhengyu Chen piano Liszt Les Préludes Liszt Malédiction Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 Saint-SaËns Symphony No.3 “Organ Symphony”

Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

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Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. – robert fripp


thank you for your support generous support for the monterey symphony has been provided by the following foundations, corporations and organizations: the james irvine foundation, harden foundation, the david and lucile packard foundation, the william and flora hewlett foundation, robert and virginia stanton fund of the community foundation for monterey county, monterey peninsula foundation, william mccaskey chapman & adaline dinsmore chapman foundation, pebble beach company foundation, nancy buck ransom foundation, community foundation for monterey county, hind foundation, the mcgraw hill companies, upjohn california fund, ann and gordon getty foundation, and many, many generous individual patrons.

George 2 + Bragado 2 = “ Who Cares?” Who Cares? Max Bragado-Darman and Julio Bragado-Young care. Along with friends from American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet, they deliver a magnificent performance of selections from the ballet by George Balanchine, featuring some of George Gershwin’s greatest Broadway tunes (Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm and others). We tip the hat to these Russian/ Americans with Tchaikovsky’s famous symphony.

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november 19, 20, 21, 2011 Max Bragado-Darman conductor Julio Bragado-Young and Friends from American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet Gershwin/Balanchine Who Cares? Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2 “Little Russian”

Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

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special offers Student Rush Offer Student discounts are available with ID at the TICKET BOOTH ONLY, 15 MINUTES before each performance. Sunset Center, $20; Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture $15.

Carmel Foundation Members of the Carmel Foundation are eligible to purchase (as available) $20 seats with ID at Sunset Center the day of performance. ONE TICKET PER MEMBER.

Military Offer Military discounts are available with ID at the TICKET BOOTH ONLY before each performance. Sunset Center, $20; Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture $15.

Education Offer Education discounts are available IN ADVANCE ONLY by contacting the Monterey Symphony Education Coordinator directly at 831.645.1126.

Cassuto’s Guide to Iberia & the Rhine Have you ever wanted to tour Portugal, Spain or Germany? Conductor Alvaro Cassuto and violinist Michael Ludwig lead the way through a musical pastiche gypsies, flamenco, tango then on to the pastures of Germany and the Cathedral of Cologne as “described” in Schumann’s Rhenisch Symphony. Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director of Philadelphia Orchestra has dubbed Ludwig “one of the great young violinists of our time.”

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january 21, 22, 23, 2012 Alvara CasSuto guest conductor Michael Ludwig violin

A musician of profound artistry and consummate integrity, Michael Ludwig possesses a gorgeous sound which he projects with heartfelt passion and intensity. – van cliburn ludwig

Braga Santos Symphonic Overture No.3 Lalo Symhponie espagnole Schumann Symphony No.3 “Rhenisch” Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

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2002 Arabian Nights As the story goes, betrayed by his first wife, a Persian king marries one virgin every day only to behead her in the morning...until he meets Sheherazade. An artful storyteller, she lives 1001 nights before winning the king’s love and her life. Equally captivating is our storyteller, Met Opera soloist Ekaterina Semenchuk, who also sings of enchanting Summer Nights.

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february 18, 19, 20, 2012 Max Bragado-Darman conductor

photo: dmt imaging, michael troutman

Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano

This marvelous mezzo from Minsk...must be listened to, not with the ears but empathically, with a hearkening soul. – stephanie friedman, san francisco classical voice

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Berlioz Les nuits d’eté (Summer Nights) Ravel Shéhérazade Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

semenchuk photo: sheila rock


Sunrise in Scotland

Pre-Concert Lectures please join us as we present an

With a flair for the dramatic, the newly appointed Music Director of the Staatstheater Hannover, Karen Kamensek, conducts these vignettes of Scotland opening to An Orkney Sunrise with piper Paul Hodgins. In his West Coast debut, Hungarian cellist László Fenyö, winner of the 2004 Pablo Casals Competition, shines with Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

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enjoyable and informative lecture one hour prior to each performance. the lecture is free to all ticket buyers and provides for a deeper understanding of the works presented.

march 24, 25, 26, 2012 Karen Kamensek guest conductor László Fenyö cello maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise Paul Hodgins, bagpipe Schumann Cello Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 “Scottish”

Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

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Through his breathtaking technical skills and emotive expressiveness, László Fenyö’s concerts become special experiences. Fenyö


From Fertile Ground Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom. – e.b. white These short masterworks capture the essence of this quote with colors of Czech, French, Hungarian/German and Romanian song. The Monterey Symphony Chorus gives air to the sublime works of Fauré and Kodály.

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april 21, 22, 23, 2012 Max Bragado-Darman conductor monterey symphony chorus Smetana Má Vlast, Nos. 2, 4 Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Kodály Missa Brevis Enescu Orchestral Suite No.1

Saturday at 2pm and 7pm Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Salinas Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm Sunset Center, Carmel

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Special Benefit Concert with the Monterey Symphony and pianist, Horacio Gutiérrez

concert add-ons

Saturday, June 2, 2012 Sunset Center, Carmel •

6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm

VIP Champagne Reception $25 Begin the evening with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception.

VIP Champagne Reception (additional fee) Concert Max Bragado-Darman, conducting Ravel Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Suite) Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2, Horacio Gutiérrez, piano Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition After Party (additional fee)

Concert Tickets Saturday or Sunday $ 88, $68, $48

Meet the Artist $75 Join the after party and mingle with Max Bragado-Darman, guest artist Horacio Gutiérrez and a few of your closest friends. There will be tasty morsels, delectable wines and sparkling music to continue the festivities. You won’t want to miss this spectacular social event! All proceeds benefit the Monterey Symphony.

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special encore matinee Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:00pm Sunset Center, Carmel •


symphony Seating charts STEINBECK INSTITUTE OF ART AND CULTURE

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Programs and artists are subject to change without notice.

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2560 Garden Road, Suite 101 Monterey, California 93940 831.646.8511 local 831.644.0669 fax Please see the enclosed envelope for subscription prices. Include your daytime telephone number on the payment envelope. Ticket requests are filled in order of receipt. For the best seating choices, purchase a full subscription series today.

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Carmel Sunday Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Carmel Monday Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4

6 Concerts

4 Concerts Singles

$468 $348 $228 n/a

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$232 $152 n/a

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$78 $58 $38 $28 $78 $58 $38 $28

All seat prices for Carmel include facility fees set by the City of Carmel.

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Salinas Saturday General Admission

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Reserved seating available for an additional fee of $15 per ticket.

Salinas Saturday Rehearsal General Admission $90

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BENEFIT CONCERT SATURDAY Tickets $88, $68, $48 VIP Champagne Reception $25 Meet the Artist $75 sunday Tickets $88, $68, $48


Monterey Symphony 2560 Garden Road, Suite 101 Monterey, California 93940

“The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate, and excite the people of our region through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.�

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Monterey Symphony 2011-2012 Season Brochure  

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