Hand of Fate

Redwood Symphony

Redwood City, CA, United States

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Fate makes a three-fold appearance in this concert. The hilarious Israeli film Footnote mines a father-son rivalry for laughs—and what a wonderful score! Ravel wrote his powerful and jazz-inflected concerto for a soloist who lost his right hand in World War I. The concerto features a jaw-droppingly gymnastic solo part that creates the illusion of two hands. Following the model of Beethoven’s Fifth, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony depicts a hard-won triumph over Fate, with some of the composer’s most gorgeous melodies and irresistible grandiosity.

Performances & tickets




8 p.m.

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