Pictures at an Exhibition
Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 4:00PMZellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720
Take flight through a mesmerizing symphonic journey where color, light, and soulful melodies intertwine. Ellington's Solitude, arranged by Morton Gould, evokes the voices of jazz legends Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Let the celestial phenomenon of the Northern Lights come to life through Jimmy López Bellido's enchanting Aurora Violin Concerto, featuring the virtuosity of Leticia Moreno. Immerse yourself in the striking spectacle of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, vividly depicting Viktor Hartmann's paintings, orchestrated by Ravel. Prepare for a transcendent fusion of sight and sound, as music paints a colorful landscape that will leave you spellbound.
Solitude (arr. Gould)
Jimmy López Bellido
Aurora Violin Concerto
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
Free Pre-Concert Chat 1 hour before
These informative and engaging pre-concert talks offer fascinating insights into the music you are about to experience. Learn about the program’s cultural and historical context, along with guided listening. Additionally, there will be live interviews with guest artists, composers, and orchestra musicians! Music talks take place one hour before all Symphonic Series concerts, excluding the opening night concert. Admission is free to all ticket holders.
About the Artists
Recognised as a truly exciting and versatile violinist, Leticia Moreno “captivates audiences and critics alike with her natural charisma, virtuosity and deep interpretative force”. She has appeared with the most renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paavo Jarvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph Eschenbach, Yuri Temirkanov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Josep Pons, Juanjo Mena, Gustavo Gimeno, Peter Eötvös, and Andrey Boreyko amongst others. She has also performed with leading orchestras such as Wiener Symphoniker, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, and is a regular guest with most of the major Spanish orchestras. Leticia recently premiered Jimmy Lopez’ new violin concerto “Aurora”, with Houston Symphony Orchestra and Andres Orozco Estrada to critical acclaim. Last season she had her debut with NCPA Orchestra in Beijing conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra with Paavo Jarvi, Prague Spring Festival and Rostropovich Festival and returned to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Gulbenkian Orchestra. Leticia’s 2019/2020 season will see her debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Peter Eötvös as well as with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo with Paavo Jarvi. Leticia will also perform with Mozarteum Orchestra and Andrey Boreyko, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie with Josep Pons, Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra in Moscow and San Carlo Theatre Orchestra as well. As a keen recitalist and chamber musician, Leticia has collaborated alongside Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou, Kirill Gerstein, Alexander Ghindin, Lauma Skride, Mario Brunello, Leonard Elschenbroich, Ksenija Sidorova and Maxim Rysanov. Leticia released her latest album Piazzolla on Deutsche Grammophon, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London and Emil Berliner Studio, Berlin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Leticia has also recently recorded two CDs for Universal/Deutsche Grammophon: Spanish Landscapes - a study of Spanish Music (Sarasate, Lorca, Granados, Falla etc) and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 with St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. Leticia studied with Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov and Mtislav Rostropovich at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and Guildhall School in London, and was the youngest member of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Leticia Moreno has won international violin competitions such as Szeryng, Concertino Praga, Novosibirsk, Sarasate, Kreisler, as well as the being awarded with the Echo Rising Star. Born in Spain of Peruvian descent, Leticia Moreno has developed strong ties with Latin America, especially with her country of origin where she returns every season to perform and which has as a corollary her recent World Premier of Jimmy Lopez’s new violin concerto “Aurora” in Houston and Lima. Leticia plays a 1762 Nicola Gagliano.Read more