21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014

Peninsula Symphony and Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein set the stage for their powerful 2012-2013 season with Transformers - "The Titan" on October 19 and 20. Focusing on eloquent songs that have been transformed by composers to become the foundations of giant symphonic works, the program concludes with the majestic "Titan" Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler. The evening will also include pieces by Franz Schubert, John Corigliano and Mahler's haunting Songs of a Wayfarer, sung by Tony Award winner and former Adler Fellow Eugene Brancoveanu. The concerts will be given Friday, October 19, at 8 p.m. at the Bayside Performing Arts Center in San Mateo and on Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. at the Flint Center/De Anza College in Cupertino.

The season opening program by Peninsula Symphony Orchestra focuses on pivotal pieces of music that have shaped the orchestral landscape by serving as foundations for much larger symphonic works. In contrast to large, bombastic works, Franz Schubert's An Die Musik and John Corigliano's To Music are lyrical and introspective. Songs of a Wayfarer is also personal, with speculation that the title was somewhat autobiographical as Mahler moved from town to town in search of knowledge to hone his skills as a conductor and composer. His "Titan" Symphony displays his further progression as a composer and gives insight into the direction in which this renowned composer was heading.
Peninsula Symphony's 2012-2013 season offers a thrilling mix of classical music and fun Latin flavor with Quartet San Francisco and colorful tango dancers Sandor and Parissa of Tango Vivo. Other special guests this season include pianist Daniel Glover on the world premiere of Lee Actor's Piano Concerto and the latest winner of the Irving M. Klein String Competition.

Official Website: http://www.peninsulasymphony.org/

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