May 7: Inbal Segev performs world premiere of Dan Visconti Cello Concerto with California Symphony
On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm, Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, known for her “warm, pure and beautiful tone” (Strings Magazine), will give the world premiere of Tangle Eye, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, by California Symphony Young American Composer-in-Residence Dan Visconti, with the California Symphony at Lesher Center for the Arts, in a concert led by Music Director Donato Cabrera. The concert will also include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. A free pre-concert talk with Cabrera will begin at 3pm.
Dan Visconti says that Tangle Eye, which is written for Segev, is based on American folk sources and styles, describing it as, “a true concerto in the traditional melodic and virtuosic sense, custom-made to feature Inbal’s particularly rich and assured voice as a cellist.” Commissioning new repertoire for the cello is a priority for Segev; current projects include new works by Timo Andres and Fernando Otero. She has also premiered cello concertos by Avner Dorman and Lucas Richman, performed jazz composer David Baker’s cello concerto in New York, the U.S. premiere of English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Cello Concerto in D Major, and was the first cellist to perform Henri Dutilleux’s challenging Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher for solo cello at Carnegie Hall.
Watch Inbal perform excerpts of Tangle Eye: