Symphonic Series
February 2, 2018 , 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caroline H. Hume Hall–San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Tickets start at $18


Music of the heavens and hell. Fauré’s setting of paraphrased sacred texts is paired with Bay Area composer Gordon Getty’s cantata, inspired by the canonized Joan of Arc. The work has been performed widely since its 1998 premiere, notably in a 2004 revival in St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. Soprano Lisa Delan has enjoyed international acclaim since performing the title role in the world premiere. The program concludes with Berlioz’s obsessive and hallucinatory masterpiece.

7:00 pm – Box Office/Will Call opens
8:00 pm – Concert begins


Program
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Gordon Getty: Joan and the Bells
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Conductor/Artists
Joana Carneiro, Music Director
Lisa Delan, Soprano
Lester Lynch, Baritone
Ming Luke, Chorusmaster

About the Artists
Lisa Delan

American soprano Lisa Delan has won acclaim as an interpreter of a vast range of repertoire and is recognized for her versatility and breadth of accomplishment in opera, song, and recording.


Lester Lynch

Lester Lynch, an established dramatic baritone, is making his mark in some of the world’s leading opera houses. Known for his charismatic portrayals and commanding voice, he is receiving rave reviews as he masters some of the most important baritone roles from Scarpia to Rigoletto to Count di Luna.


Ming Luke

Ming Luke is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting and versatile conductor to watch. In the past seasons he has worked with ensembles across the US, UK, Russia, France, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, and Austria; and has conducted orchestras such as: Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Birmingham Royal, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Boston Ballet, l’Orchestre Prométhée (France), Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Opera San José, Nashville Symphony/Ballet, Billings Symphony, Sacramento Opera, Napa Regional Dance Company, Sacramento Philharmonic, Komorni Orchestr Akademie of Prague, the Napa Valley Symphony, and others.




Getty & Berlioz, Feb 2