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Sun, Apr 24


First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Soloist with SFCO playing Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams - "MainStage IV"

A musical collaboration between your favorite chamber orchestra and the beloved choral group Volti, this program will feature a major new work by our BMI Composer-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson. Denial, written for the SFCO, Volti, and the the amazing young musicians...

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Time & Location

Apr 24, 2022, 3:00 PM

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2330 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

About the Event

Join the SFCO and two acclaimed choirs, San Francisco’s stellar Volti and the amazing young singers of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir for the world premiere of Michael Gilbertson’s final commission as our BMI Composer-in-Residence.  Denial, set  to both ancient and contemporary texts, is a powerful meditation on  climate change and our current political deadlock.  Opening our program  is Vaughan-Williams rapturous and beautiful The Lark Ascending, featuring our illustrious concertmaster Robin Sharp.  And closing the program, and our season, is Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, one of his most popular and exciting works.

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