The Merced Symphony’s first-ever virtual season continues with our annual Pops Concert broadcast live from the Merced Theatre stage! Featuring Max Richter’s Recomposed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, this performance promises a dramatic score you will recognize from popular film and television, most recently the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. The concert then reaches its apex with an enchanting violin solo by Liana Berube as she interprets Largo from Sonata No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach!
MSA thanks its collaborators at the Merced County Office of Education, Magik*Magik Orchestra, City Church of San Francisco, and the Merced Theatre Foundation.
Dvorak’s “American” Quartet; Haydn’s G Major Quartet Op. 77 No. 1; Elgar’s Salut D’Amour; Vivaldi’s Autumn & Winter; Bach’s Arioso; Massenet’s Meditation from Thais; Second and Third Movements of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and the First Movement of Grieg Holburg’s Suite; blistering electronic violin solo by Matthew Szemela
Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, Christmas; Isabella, Bring a Torch; Leontovych, Carol of the Bells; Adam, O Holy Night; Beethoven, We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Ceremonial For Christmas Brass (arr. Holcombe); Gruber, Silent Night (arr. Holcombe)
Max Richter’s Recomposed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Bach’s Largo from Sonata No. 3 by violin soloist Liana Berbue
Maestro Ming Luke is a versatile conductor who has excited audiences in Merced and around the world with energy, creativity, and charisma not seen since Leonard Bernstein and a conducting style acclaimed as "vibrant," “mind-blowing,” and “spectacular.”