Beethoven Meets Graffiti

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Gallo Center For the Arts

David Lockington, conductor

Central West Ballet
René Daveluyartistic director


Beethoven Symphony No8 in F Major, Op. 93


Three Commissioned Works inspired by Modesto’s Graffiti Festival:

HillebrandtValley Fever
TrumboreSame Traffic, New Dance
SabreGraffiti Jive

With Central West Ballet:

Hillebrandt ᐧ Valley Fever
Trumbore ᐧ Same Traffic, New Dance
Sabre ᐧ Graffiti Jive

What better way to wrap up our season than with a program inspired by Modesto, its people, and our wonderful community. The first half of the program will feature Beethoven's 8th Symphony with the second half showcasing three original works from three local composers. The new pieces were commissioned to create musical expressions of Modesto’s annual ode to cars, Graffiti Festival, plus a very special collaboration with Central West Ballet.

A few of the creative forces behind "Beethoven Meets Graffiti" share what makes the upcoming concert uniquely appealing for the greater Modesto community.
Alejandro Sabre, local professor, musician, and composer is one of three composers contributing original works for our "Beethoven Meets Graffiti" concert June 1-2, and here, Alejandro shares his desires for the impact of his piece on the audience.