There Will Always be an England….despite Independence Day! Including music for Elizabeth I, Edward VII and “The House Beautiful.”
In an encore broadcast from April 2014, principal clarinet Carey Bell plays Swede-ly in Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, and Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt also leads the orchestra in Schubert’s “Great” C Major Symphony.
Moonlighting: composers and their day jobs, including a research chemist, the owner of a lumber mill, and insurance kingpin and a couple of royals!
What’s Old is New: The 20th Century updates the 16th and 17th, with a musical aviary, a piece that premiered right here in San Francisco, and composers on the town and in the jungle.
Concerto Not! Great works for solo piano, viola and organ whose composers insisted were not concertos (virtuosity notwithstanding).