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Dec 8, 2018–Dec 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Celebrating Tradition Concert

December 8 @ 7:30pm – December 9 @ 2:00pm, 2018

Steven Schick, conductor

Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2

Qing Qing Wang Between Clouds and Streams NEE COMMISSION

G.F. Handel (Mozart arr.) Messiah

Soloists: Danielle Talamentes, soprano; Mindy Chu, mezzo-soprano; Derek Chester, tenor; Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone; David Buckley, violin

The December concerts tease our sense of memory. We know Messiah very well, but few know that Mozart re-scored Handel’s Messiah for a much larger orchestra, making our performance an “often-heard rarity.” Co-concertmaster David Buckley is soloist in the Second Violin Concerto of Florence Price, a prolific African-American composer that made her long career in Chicago, where her music was championed by the Chicago Symphony in the 1930s. Our collective musical memory is intimately combined with African-American music. Let’s always remember that. And let’s remember that we are a nation of immigrants, as we celebrate with the stunning music of Chinese-American composer Qing Qing Wang in the 2018 Thomas Nee Commission.

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Date and Time

Dec 8, 2018–Dec 9, 2018
7:30 pm–2:00 pm


Mandeville Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Student $15/ Senior $32/ Adult $35


La Jolla Symphony Box Office    858-534-4637


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Category

Concerts, Performances and Exhibitions