Nicholas Mcgegan

Music from Imperial Saint Petersburg


Anna Dennis

Steven Fox


Tanya Tomkins

Philharmonia brings four early Russian composers to the Bay Area for the first time. Dmitri Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante is a rich example of early Russian Classicism. Maksym Berezovsky’s Symphony in C major is thought to be the first Russian symphony. Anna Dennis, the brilliant young English soprano, makes her Bay Area debut singing arias by Mikhail Glinka, as arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov, and Philharmonia cellist Tanya Tomkins solos in Facius’s Concerto for Violoncello in D minor. This program is led by Steven Fox, Artistic Director of the New York Clarion Society.

Steven Fox, conductor
Anna Dennis, soprano
Tanya Tomkins, violoncello

On the program:

Symphony in C major

Suite from Alcide

Concerto for Violoncello in D minor, Op. 3

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus

Suite from Le fils rival
Sinfonia Concertante

Three Arias (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

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Join us prior to each performance for a pre-concert recital by the Philharmonia Chamber Players featuring Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violin, Anthony Martin, viola, and William Skeen, violoncello. Each pre-concert recital begins 45 minutes before the main performance.