UC Davis Symphony Orchestra:
Christian Baldini, director and conductor
This concert features the Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has frequently collaborated with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, in a new work by Aida Shirazi. Since receiving her doctorate in music composition from UC Davis in 2021, Shirazi has been gaining attention far and wide for her acoustic and electro-acoustic music, which a New York Times music critic described as “unfolding with deliberation.” In Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony the audience will enjoy the composer’s Slavonic spirit in an energetic and varied musical landscape.
Winner of the Concerto Competition
Aida Shirazi (Ph.D., composition, ’21): New Work (World
with Anssi Karttunen, cello
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7