Two of the most important Romantic composers, Brahms and Dvorak, were friends, and their friendship influenced both men. Following in the famous composers’ footsteps, the Riverside County Philharmonic will present “Music Among Friends” at the Fox Performing Art Center at 7:30 p.m. March 10.
Conductor Tomasz Golka, with musical friends Gary Hoffman, a world-renowned cellist, and composer Mark Kilstofte will share an evening of musical conversations.
Hoffman achieved an international following as the first American to win the Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris in 1986. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras all over the world, including Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, London, Montréal, Toronto and San Francisco.
The March 10 concert will include “News Flash” by Kilstofte, Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” and Brahms’ “Symphony #3.”
Tickets cost $20 for balcony; $30 for rear orchestra; $35 for main orchestra; $49 for center orchestra; and $82 for golden circle and mezzanine. Fox Performing Art Center is located at 3801 Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:40 and the concert begins at 7:30. For more information call 951-779-9800 or to purchase tickets visit http://www.foxriversidelive.com.