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John Masko and Edward Hong, conductor


Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Chamber Orchestra Concert


Charles Ives
The Unanswered Question

Claude Debussy
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune                                                                             

Franz Shubert
Symphony No. 5                                  

Richard Wagner   
Siegfried Idyll                                                                   


John Masko, conductor
Edward Hong, conductor

Note on Tonight's Performance

Originally planned as a series of conducting seminar sessions, this week's Workshop Performance will showcase some of the work done behind the scenes by our orchestral students and conducting majors as they explore and refine repertory created for smaller chamber ensembles. All of the pieces are works designed for intimate settings: an arrangement of Debussy's Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune made under the auspices of Schoenberg for a private society of composers and music enthusiasts; Richard Wagner's musical love letter to his wife in the Siegfried-Idyll - first performed outside their bedroom on the morning of her birthday; and two movements from Schubert's Fifth Symphony, scaled down for chamber-sized forces similar to the group of friends and colleagues that may have first premiered it ata Musickabend.  Ives’ The Unanswered Question frames the program, with our student conductors switching roles so that they, the players and the audience can experience the eccentricity of the piece in two different ways.

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