Vienna Philharmonic Master Class for UCB Symphony Orchestra String Section

Cal Performances’ prestigious annual orchestra residency continued in spring 2014 with a return visit by the venerable Vienna Philharmonic, not only is it Austria’s most highly coveted “cultural export,” it is also an ambassador of peace, humanity, and reconciliation, concepts which are inseparably linked to the message of music itself. The musicians endeavor to implement the motto with which Beethoven, whose symphonic works served as a catalyst for the creation of the orchestra, prefaced his Missa Solemnis: “From the heart, to the heart.” It is in this spirit that the string masterclass, free and open to the public, was run by esteemed Vienna Philharmonic concertmaster Rainer Honeck. Read more about the event here and here.