Michael Nicolella, electric guitar
Frederick Delius – On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Simon Petersson – Spheres (US premiere)
Yaron Gottfried – Electric Guitar Concerto (with multimedia) (US premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is a delightful expression of the beauty of nature. Maestra Sarah Ioannides conducted Simon Petersson’s Spheres in Sweden in 2018 and is excited to bring it to Tacoma. Seattle native Michael Nicolella will perform Israeli composer Yaron Gottfried’s Electric Guitar Concerto, a beautiful classical piece featuring a non-traditional orchestral instrument. The heroic Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” is one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works and is widely considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era.