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San Diego Symphony: Trumpets & Tchaikovsky

Featured Performers


  • NORMAN: Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash
  • NERUDA: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
  • D'RIVERA: Concerto Venezolano for Trumpet and Orchestra
    (U.S. Premiere, SDSO co-commission)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

There will be a pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen at 7pm.

From the terror of its opening brass fanfare through to the wild delirium of its ending, Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony takes us on a journey of unstoppable drama, filled with aching melodies, thundering climaxes and the psychological torments of a hero struggling with implacable fate.

Trumpeter Pacho Flores—first prize winner of the Maurice André International Trumpet Competition—stars in the U.S. premiere of a new concerto by Paquito D'Rivera, a jazzy tribute to the Venezuelan people by the Cuban-born composer written for Flores. Also on the program is an enchanting orchestral firework by the young California-based composer Andrew Norman.


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