Sounds of Nobility

February 21, 2020Friday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC
February 22, 2020Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
February 23, 2020Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel


BERLIOZ    Rob Roy Overture

BRAHMS    Concerto for Violin and Cello

WALTON    Symphony No. 1

Meet the

Bramwell Tovey

Principal Conductor, BBC Concert Orchestra Read Bio

Meet Bramwell at these Special Events
Conductor Dinner on Feb 20
Classical Conversations on Feb 20

[Roman is] a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.

San Francisco Chronicle

Porter’s virtuosity puts her right up there with the finest interpreters of her generation.

Chicago Classical Review
Spend an evening with musical royalty. Sir William Walton’s Symphony No. 1, long viewed as one of the greatest symphonies of the modern age, is an emotionally searing, melodic commentary on love lost. Get acquainted with two emerging stars, violinist Simone Porter and cellist Joshua Roman, as they shine in one of the most rapturous concertos ever composed. Berlioz’s Rob Roy Overture, based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel, opens this program of high drama and heartfelt emotion led by world-renowned British conductor Bramwell Tovey.


Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Guest Conductor Sponsor:

Jack Buhsmer

Soloist Sponsors:

Deborah Hirschey in loving memory of Lee Hirschey

Co-Producing Sponsors:

William C. and Joyce K. Fletcher

Anne and Bob Jones

Kate and Rick Lannamann

Joan Lieberman

David and Pamela Steves

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

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