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CLASSICAL CORNERSTONES

Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85

Dvořák
Symphony #9 in E minor, Opus 95 "From the New World"




SPONSORED BY: Steven & Deborah Farmar
SOLOISTS SPONSOR: Zoé Berna MD
CONDUCTOR SPONSOR: Paul Sweigart - Edward Jones
CONCERTMASTER SPONSOR: John & Judy Garratt
PRINCIPAL CELLO SPONSOR: Jason Kirkman & Carol Kawase

Elgar's Cello Concerto, completed in 1919, was rarely performed until the 1960s when Jacqueline du Pré's recording became a bestseller. Since then, this lyrical and passionate work has become a cornerstone of the cello repertoire. Dvořák's Symphony #9, composed in 1893, was influenced by Native American songs and African American spirituals. Known also as the New World Symphony, it is one of the most often performed and beloved symphonies in the world.



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Oliver Herbert -FEATURED ARTIST

Cellist Oliver Herbert, from San Francisco, is quickly building a reputation as an artist with a distinct voice and individual style--"From his opening notes it was immediately apparent that Herbert has a very vocal approach to his playing and regardless of the technical demands he makes his cello sing". Performing a wide range of repertoire, Oliver's recent solo and recital appearances include debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony SoundBox, Union College Concert Series, and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, among others.

Oliver has worked with renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Juanjo Mena, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. As a chamber musician, Oliver has performed with some of the leading musicians of our time including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Franklin Cohen, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Nobuko Imai, and Meng-Chieh Liu. In addition, Oliver frequently collaborates with pianist Xiaohui Yang as a recital duo. This season, they will perform on tour in both the United States and Greece.

Oliver is frequently invited to participate in music festivals including the Caramoor Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Krzyżowa Music, Music in the Vineyards, Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove, the Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute, and the Verbier Festival Academy. In addition to being a fellow at the Ravinia Festival, Oliver was also invited to perform on a tour with renowned violinist Miriam Fried, the festival's director. At the 2017 Verbier Festival, Oliver was awarded the Prix Jean-Nicolas Firmenich. He has also appeared on NPR's From the Top.

Oliver's most recent competition awards include a top prize and special prize in the XI Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2018, first prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and a top prize in the 2015 Stulberg International String Competition.

Oliver is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. Before starting his studies at Curtis, Oliver was a student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn School. In addition, he has been greatly inspired by his studies with Pamela Frank and Dr. Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute, as well as his sessions with Steven Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove. He currently plays on a 1769 Guadagnini cello that belonged to the great Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, on generous loan from the Janigro family.



Saturday, Apr. 4, 7:30pm / Sunday, Apr. 5, 2pm

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Venue - Cotton Auditorium

Saturday, 7:30PM ~ Sunday, 2:00PM
Cotton Auditorium

From Main Street (Hwy 1) in Fort Bragg, head East (a right turn if you're coming from the South) on Fir Street. Cotton Auditorium is six blocks from Main Street at the intersection of Fir Street and N. Harold Street.

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Fall Concert
Concert Sponsors
Charles and Olivia Hasty
Soloist Sponsor
Gary Bowers
in loving memory ofSamuel Allen Snook
Conductor Sponsor
Savings Bank of Mendocino County
Concertmaster Sponsor
Nancy & Charles Jenkins
Principal Viola Sponsor
Theresa Eacker
Winter Concert
Concert Sponsors
John and Kathryn Hughes
Soloist Sponsor
Westport Hotel
Conductor Sponsor
Out of This World
Principal Viola Sponsor
Anonymous Benefactor
Principal Cello Sponsor
Richard Breen
Spring Concert
Concert Sponsor
Deborah and Steven Farmar
Soloist Sponsor
Zoé Berna MD
Conductor Sponsor
Paul Sweigart — Edward Jones
Concertmaster Sponsor
John and Judith Garratt
Principal Cello Sponsor
Jason Kirkman & Carol Kawase
Opus #1
Carolyn Steinbuck
Francis Rutherford
Marilynn Thorpe
Opus #2
Anonymous Benefactor
Art Morely
Jackie Wollenburg
Opus #3
Fort Bragg Center for the Arts
Opus #4
Steven and Deborah Farmar
Opus #5
Barnes, Carole
Westport Hotel
Opus #6
Theresa Eacker
Opus #7
Richard Breen
Opus #8
Jason Kirkman & Carol Kawase
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Mendocino K-8 Parents Club
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in memory of Robert and Arabell Davidson
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