|Mason Bates:||Desert Transport|
|Leonard Bernstein:||Serenade for Violin and Orchestra|
|Johannes Brahms:||Symphony No. 3|
About This Performance
“the American violinist with movie-star good looks has emerged as one of the finest musicians of his generation” –The Washington Post
Composer of the Year Mason Bates’ Desert Transport depicts the Arizona desert as seen from above in a helicopter. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to perform Leonard Bernstein’s heart-wrenching Serenade, a piece Bernstein dedicated to the memory of his mentor – the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his PSO debut with Brahms’ stunning Third Symphony, a reigning example of the deeply personal music composed during the Romantic era.
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Explore & Engage
Concert Prelude with PSO Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor
Free and open to all ticket holders; on stage, one hour prior to the concert
In the lobby, browse through displays about the Brahms and his world, Leonard Bernstein and the American sound and more…