Classics 2 – Guest Artist: Tanya Gabrielian

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Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 6 pm

Conductor
Guest Artist
Program

MIGUEL DEL AGUILA Conga-Line in Hell
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Overview

Miguel del Aguila’s Conga-Line in Hell — don’t let the title alarm you — there’s nothing frightening in pianist Tanya Gabrielian’s performance of this stunning piece. The devilishly infectious Latin rhythms will bring down the house!

We’ll keep things rolling with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. This majestic concerto ranges from tender and peaceful to anguished, rambunctious and cheeky and will charm you to a state of elation.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 will keep you wondering where this imaginative piece is going – hushed, tense, mysterious, energetic and boisterous, Beethoven’s Fourth will take you on a lively and sparkling musical journey.

Concert Tidbits

  • At the age of sixteen, Tanya Gabrielian was admitted to Harvard University to study biomedical engineering. An accident changed her world and she learned the power of music to provide encouragement, hope and healing and has dedicated her life to bringing the same joy to others.
  • Miguel del Aguila stated: “Conga-Line in Hell began in my imagination as the visual image of an endless line of dead people dancing through the fires of hell. I gradually started hearing the music…. This inferno was to me humorous, sarcastic, grotesque and also terrifying.”
  • The second movement of Mozart’s piano concerto No. 21 has been used repeatedly in current day film, TV and video to include: 1967 Swedish film Elvira Madigan; the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me; Whiz Kids, Little Einsteins and SpongeBob Square Pants.

Program Notes

Concert Sponsors

Michael and Karen Hall

Guest Artist Sponsors

Hon. Ann M. Chargin
Stockton Hematology Oncology Medical Group