Be the first to experience Mark Grey’s symphony inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel. Prepare to be dazzled by Tchaikovsky’s “monster” of all violin concertos.
6:30 pm – Box Office/Will Call and Cafe Zellerbach open*
7:00 pm – Pre-concert talk in the main hall (free to all ticket holders)
8:00 pm – Concert begins
*To make a reservation at Cafe Zellerbach, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 841-2800, x301.
Annette Campbell-White & Ruedi Naumann-Etienne
Conductor/ArtistsJoana Carneiro, conductor Simone Porter violin Berkeley Symphony
ProgramGrey: Frankenstein Symphony (West-Coast premiere) Co-commission with the Atlanta Symphony Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
About the Soloist and Composer
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. Her performances have been described as "bold" (Seattle Times), and "virtuosic" (London Times). Only 18 years old, she has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with many renowned conductors, including Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, and Donald Runnicles. In March 2015, Simone Porter was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career grant.
Originally from San Francisco, Mark Grey made his Carnegie Hall debut as a composer with the Kronos Quartet in 2003. His solo, ensemble and orchestral music has been performed in such venues as the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Barbican Centre in London, Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Philharmonie Hall in Warsaw, UNESCO Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Atlanta Symphony Hall, as well as at the Ravinia, Cabrillo, OtherMinds, Perth International, and Spoleto festivals.