The Pacific Symphony will incorporate a musical tribute to Timothy Landauer, the orchestra’s late principal cellist, at its May 16-18 concerts of Ravel’s one-act opera L’enfant et les sortilèges. Landauer died in April of cancer, at age 56. On the first half of the program, replacing the previously announced Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, the orchestra will perform two works in Landauer’s memory: the “Nimrod” variation from Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Frank Ticheli’s Rest, featuring the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony. Ticheli, the orchestra’s composer-in-residence from 1991 to 1998, wrote Rest for the passing of Cole St.Clair, Music Director Carl St.Clair’s son. St.Clair thought it would also be a fitting tribute to the person who held the principal cello position since 1991.

Posted May 15, 2019