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Schumann Squared

May 16 @ 7:30 pm

$54 - $64
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A double helping of Robert Schumann brings the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s season to a memorable close, welcoming back dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax for Schumann’s intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A Minor, followed by a stirring orchestral performance of the remarkably triumphant Symphony No. 2 in C.

Praised for his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and extraordinary technique, Bax has appeared as a soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.  Last season he embarked on successful tours of South America and Asia, and returned to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for engagements in New York and on tour, among other highlights.  “His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity.” (Gramophone)