Evening Concert

Like “Scheherazade”? Tonight’s your night! it’s a concert recording from San Francisco


Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s the “San Francisco Symphony”. Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik is the soloist in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”.  Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. Also on the program Holloway’s orchestration of Debussy’s “En blanc et noir” and John Adams’ “My Father Knew Charles Ives”.

Wednesday April 18: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 18-03) (new series)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Alexander Barantschik, violin*

Debussy/ Orch. Holloway: En blanc et noir

J. Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35*

Quote from composer John Adams: "Like Ives, I grew up in rural New England, in Woodstock, Vermont and East Concord, New Hampshire. The young Charlie Ives received his first musical training from his bandmaster father, George Edward Ives. My first lessons on the clarinet were with my father, and together we played in marching bands during the summers and in community orchestras during the winter months. I grew up listening to both classical and popular music with little prejudice toward the one at the expense of the other. Although it was surely from my singing actress mother that I inherited most of my talent, my father's patient and analytic approach to teaching gave me the security of a sound musicianship.

My father, like Ives, was drawn to the contemplative philosophy of the New England trancendentalists, particularly Thoreau, whose modesty, economy and fierce independence he admired, even when he could not always emulate it. Both fathers seem to have shared a certain dreaminess that expressed itself in speculating about art and, in the case of Carl Adams, took the form of several failed attempts to establish himself as a painter after an some earlier experience playing jazz clarinet and saxophone."   [from Wikipedia]