Upcoming Classical Music – Sacramento Magazine

Music and love go well together, especially when talking about the local classical scene around Valentine’s Day. Here’s a roundup of some upcoming Cupid gigs, as described by their presenters:

Folsom Lake Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12 at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College. “This Valentine’s Day lineup includes the waltz attraction ‘Emperor’ by J. Strauss II, the romance of R. Strauss’ suite of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (Knight of the Rose), and all the passionate moments and lyrics from Grieg’s Piano Concerto.” Featured pianist Sheng Cai Tickets range from $20 to $59 Learn more.

Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. Timothy Myers conducts “Lucia Di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti, “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini and Symphony No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn, “The Italian”. The featured singers are sopranos Madison Leonard and Kathryn Henry, mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig and tenor Salvatore Atti. Tickets cost between $25 and $54. Learn more.

Crocker Art Museum, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the museum (216 O St., Sacramento). “Drawing inspiration from the exhibition ‘The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick’, violinist Igor Veligan, cellist Susan Lamb Cook and pianist Gayle Blankenburg have created a program that is sure to elicit the sensation of bright colors and an explosion of sweet flavors.The trio will present an “ear candy” program with unique moves by Paul Schoenfeld, Mikhail Glinka, Astor Piazzolla, Clara Schumann and Amy Beach, creating a musical delight for all palates Tickets cost between $15 and $25 Register online.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 19 at Capistrano Hall, Sacramento State. In its 59th season, the symphony presents Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto in E minor (with Amos Yang, assistant principal cello of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets are $35 in general with discounts for seniors, military, students and children. Learn more.

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