Beethoven and Mozart – Season Opener
Sunday, November 24th, 3:00 p.m. at PHAME*
Tuesday, November 26th, 7:30 p.m. at TIS
Marika Bournaki, Piano
The 75 member Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, conducted by David Amos, will present its first two concerts of the new season on November 24th and 26th. This, being the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, there will be a composition by Beethoven at each concert this season; he is considered by many to be greatest composer in classical music history.
In this spirit, the November concerts will start with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Sometimes called the “Dance Symphony,” it is one of the composer’s most popular works. All four of the movements have strong rhythmic elements and it belongs to the second of the “heroic music” periods in his life. It is wonderfully inspiring to both play and listen.
Marika Bournaki, guest piano soloist, was described as “the Celine Dion of classical music” by the Huffington Post. “She is at once a world-class performer, dazzling pianist, vivacious young woman and one of the freshest faces in the classical music scene.”
Bournaki holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. She tours internationally with duo-partner cellist Julian Schwarz (who has performed with TICO twice), and is the subject of a feature film documentary, “I am not a Rock Star.”
In her two concerts with TICO, she will perform the dramatic and tuneful Concerto No. 20 in d minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. TICO, with musicians of the Patrick Henry High School Orchestra, will also play the First Suite by Gustav Holst.
*The Sunday, November 24th concert will take place at the PHAME Auditorium (6702 Wandermere Dr., San Diego, CA 92120) at 3:00 p.m., and the Tuesday, November 26th concert at 7:30 p.m. at Tifereth Israel’s Social Hall
Tickets may be purchased online, at the door, or by calling the synagogue office at 619 697-6001.
For more information about TICO and to see a complete list of the season’s concerts, click here.