Monterey Symphony's Spiritual Uplift Concert at Sunset Center
- When: Monday, April 26, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Sunset Center, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Concert six in the Monterey Symphony's current season is christened Spiritual Uplift, accomplished with solely the low strings to accompany the baritone of Philip Lima, a big man with a big voice who's been in everything from Puccini's Madama Butterfly to Weill's Die Burgschaft to Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. (A Boston Globe review called him "physically imposing, dramatically powerful, and vocally sure.") First in the program is Franz Schubert's "Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern", a stately but warm piece that rougly translates to "The song of the spirits over the waters," and borrows some of the beautiful melancholy of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in Major OP.92, mov. 2. Then it's Johannes Brahm's enchanting Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16, to be closed out with the haunting liturgical Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Faure. This concert lives up to its name. [WR]
3pm Sun; 8pm Mon. Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. $37-$71. 646-8511, 620-2048. http://www.montereysymphony.org.