Monterey Symphony's Lisztomania in Salinas and Carmel
- When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2 p.m.
- Where: Performing Arts Center of the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (formerly Sherwood Hall), Salinas
- Cost: $15 - $78
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Classical
A rockstar in his own time known for breaking out improv on stage, Franz Liszt is a perfectly dynamic composer to kick off another charged Monterey Symphony season. Liszt's influential mid-19th century works still convey a gravitas to modern listeners, and under the direction of conductor Max Bragado-Darman, the symphony explores Liszt's breadth in this power-packed program, called "Lisztomania." They'll go from a precise mid-tempo march to the spectacular Piano Concerto No. 1, or Malédiction. Guest pianist Zhengyu Chen lends the furious virtuosity this piece deserves. [SR]
2pm and 7pm Sat, 3pm Sun, 8pm Mon. Sat performances at Steinbeck Institute, 904 N. Main St., Salinas. Sun-Mon at Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eight and Ninth, Carmel. $15-20 Sat, $28-78 Sun-Mon. 646-8511, www.montereysymphony.org.