Symphonic Hall Series
December 8, 2016 , 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Internationally recognized pianist Shai Wosner joins us to perform Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. Written in 1806, it was the last the composer was able to perform himself, silenced by his advancing deafness. James MacMillan, Scotland’s preeminent composer of his generation, shares his powerful Symphony No. 4, a US premiere and 60th birthday gift to the revered Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles in 2014.

PLAN YOUR VISIT – Ticket information, dining, and pre-concert talks.
VENUE INFORMATION – Parking, cafe, seating chart

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 the Cal Performances Ticket Office at 510-642-9988.

Concert Notes to be added soon.

James MacMillan: Symphony No. 4 - West Coast premiere, co-commission with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

Elim Chan, guest conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
Berkeley Symphony

About the Soloist and Composer
Elim Chan:
We proudly welcome Elim Chan to guest conduct REVERENCE on Dec 8th. Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014. She held the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16. She has been appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2016/17 season.

Shai Wosner:

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire, from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti, as well as music by his contemporaries, communicate his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity.

James MacMillan:

Born in 1959, James MacMillan is the preeminent Scottish composer of his generation. His music combines rhythmic excitement, raw emotional power and spiritual meditation. He first attracted attention with the acclaimed BBC Proms premiere of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (1990). He was awarded a Knighthood in the 2015 Queen's Birthday honors.

REVERENCE | MacMillan, Beethoven