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Mahler 1 and Alex Gonzalez

June 22 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | Standard Reserved $35 | Adult Lawn $29 | Child (1-12) & Student Lawn (with valid student ID) $12
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 PM Early Entry | 6:00 PM General Public
ALCOHOL: A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase. Customers will also be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance.
CONCESSIONS: West Coast Events, The Melt

Embark on mesmerizing musical journeys across time in a pair of titanic orchestral works by Mahler and John Corigliano.

From its opening scene of bird song and morning mists to a final victorious chorale sung by a battery of horns, Mahler’s First Symphony follows a coming-of-age journey that finds the composer exploring nature’s majesty, witnessing a surreal funeral procession, and overcoming a crisis of the heart. Plus, violinist Alex Gonzalez — a “true virtuoso that leaves the audience breathless” (Viborg Folkeblad) — traces a mysterious instrument’s travels through time and around the globe in John Corigliano’s Chaconne, drawn from his Academy Award–winning score to The Red Violin.

 

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Alexandra Arrieche, conductor

Alex Gonzalez, violinist

 

John Corigliano The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra

Alex Gonzalez, violin

 

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan

Program and artists subject to change

Described by the Viborg Folkeblad as a “true virtuoso…that left the audience almost breathless,” violinist Alex Gonzalez enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, ensemble leader and educator.

An active chamber musician, Gonzalez has enjoyed performances at Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the National Gallery of Art, Oxford University, the Aldeburgh Festival, Sitka Music Festival and both the Thy Chamber Music Festival and Autumn Tour. His performances have been aired on BBC Radio 3, WQXR, and the SkyArts Television network. Recent solo appearances include performances at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Newport Classical Music Festival and with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gonzalez is a member of The Knights, and has performed with the ensemble in a variety of roles including as soloist, chamber musician and within the ensemble on international tours and recordings. Gonzalez is also a member of the Sphinx Virtuosi where he currently plays as concertmaster and tours extensively with the group throughout the country and abroad. He can be heard on the ensemble’s debut album titled “Songs of Our Times,” released in 2023 on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Gonzalez is a former member of the New World Symphony where he regularly served as concertmaster to Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also performed throughout the United Kingdom and Europe through collaborations with the Chineke! Foundation. Outside of these ensembles, Gonzalez has enjoyed past performances with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra among many others.

Gonzalez currently serves as Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music. During the summer months, he is on the faculty of the Sphinx Performance Academy at both the Juilliard School and CU Boulder and has previously been a faculty member at Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra Program (NYO2) and the IberAcademy in Medellin, Colombia. He has also enjoyed giving master classes at institutions such as the University of Oregon, Montclair State University, North Carolina School of the Arts and Cleveland Institute of Music.

Gonzalez is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rice University and Carnegie Mellon University. His principal mentors include Shakeh Ghoukasian, Oleh Krysa, Paul Kantor and Cyrus Forough. Gonzalez is proud to perform on a violin made for him by Mario Miralles in 2017.

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