UC Davis Symphony OrchestraChristian Baldini, music director and conductor
UC Davis Department of Music
Prelude to Pénélope
Baton, a Concerto for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Orchestra (a World Premiere)
Tod Brody, flute
Peter Josheff, bass clarinet
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Thalia Moore, cello
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Wolfgang Brendel, baritone
Dances of Galánta
Wolfgang Brendel is an operatic German baritone, In 1997 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany). His most recent appearances have been as Scarpia, Mandryka, Sachs, Eisenstein, and Holländer. Brendel regularly conducts master classes and courses in the United States (including at the Boston and San Francisco Conservatories of Music) and is professor of voice at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater. He began studies at the Wiesbaden Conservatory of Music at the age of 16.
Wolfgang Brendel (Mandrakya) and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Arabella) sing “Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein" from Richard Strauss's Arabella with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.