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During COVID-19, CapRadio is exploring new ways to share and celebrate music made in our region, which is why we’ve partnered with the Stockton Symphony to produce two one-hour concert specials featuring recorded performances from the 2019-2020 season. Go here for details about our May 22 show featuring works by Beethoven and Brubeck.
Gran fanfarria by Giancarlo Castro
Venezuelan born composer Giancarlo Castro came through the famed El Sistema program and played trumpet in the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. His exuberant Gran fanfarria (Grand Fanfare) was originally composed for brass ensemble in 2004. The work proved so popular Castro rescored it for symphonic band, then brass band and finally for orchestra in 2016.
Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé
Many pieces by Suppé have been used in animated cartoons of the years, but no work is as closely associated with heroes galloping to the rescue than his overture to Light Cavalry. To hear the Stockton Symphony perform this popular gem is pure joy.
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 by Jean Sibelius
Widely known for his symphonies and tone poems, Jean Sibelius wrote just one concerto, and he wrote it for the instrument he played, violin. The brilliant virtuoso Bella Hristova honors the Finish composer with a passionate performance of his violin concerto, demonstrating why her international acclaim is richly deserved.
Stockton Symphony's Peter Jaffe spoke with violinist Bella Hristova to give a behind-the-scenes look at her performance in Stockton.