Beethoven & More
We open with the most requested piece of orchestral music – Smetana’s gorgeous Má vlast suite (Die Moldau). Renowned horn player Kevin Rivard joins us as soloist for Glière, and we end the program with Beethoven.
September 22, 2018 | 7:30pm
Art Kamangar in Honor of Jan Mendenhall
- Má vlast, Bedřich Smetana
- Horn Concerto, Op 91, Reinhold Glière
- Symphony 7, Ludwig van Beethoven
Guest Soloist Kevin Rivard
Renowned horn player Kevin Rivard joins Merced’s orchestra as soloist for a selection of works from Russian composer Reinhold Gliere. A Julliard graduate, Mr. Rivard holds the position of Principal Horn in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra where he recently lent his talents to the scores for The Sleeping Beauty and Frankenstein. Merced audiences will be thrilled to know that Mr. Rivard contributed to the soundtrack for God of War 3 and brings the same powerful tone to every concert appearance.