Merced Symphony

Simply Strings

From the sweet sounds of Bach to the intensity of Shostakovich and the brilliantly energetic melodies of Holst, you get it all in this eclectic strings program!


November 17, 2018 | 7:30pm
Merced Theatre

Concert Sponsors

Sam & Dena Traina


Guest Soloist Cordula Merks

Our Symphony welcomes world renown violin of soloist Cordula Merks, who travels to Merced from her posts as Concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet and First Assistant Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony. Ms. Merks began playing the violin at the age of six, and was accepted by the Young Talent department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague at the age of 12. Her lifelong mastery of the violin has carried her to concertmaster positions with Germany’s Essen Philharmonic, Bochum Symphony, and Bergische Symphony, in addition to concert appearances around the United States and Europe.