A Musical Mother’s Day: River Journeys

Date(s) - May 11, 2025
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek

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Tickets, including processing fees, are $45 for adults and $15 for youth 13-17; children 12 and under are free (but need a ticket). A senior group discount of $35 each is also available for groups of 10 or more. Call the Lesher Center Box Office (925-943-7469) or click the “Buy Now” button here to reserve your seats — we look forward to seeing you at the symphony!

Travel down the Mississippi with Florence Price and the Moldau with Bedřich Smetana, respectively, in a Mother’s Day concert that celebrates musical creativity and the beauty of Mother Earth. The melodic and rhythmic ebb and flow of Price’s Mississippi Suite reveals the landscapes, birds, and people in the lands of southern spirituals and New Orleans jazz, and Smetana’s  “The Moldau,” capturing the composer’s love of his homeland, flows past jubilant hunters, a village wedding, a legendary gorge, and whitewater rapids before reaching Prague and its Bohemian castle, Vyšehrad. And Rokeach’s creative Piccolo Concerto, featuring soloist Amy Likar, takes the listener on an optimistic and celebratory journey while also showcasing the instrument’s uniquely sweet-toned low register.

Florence Price – Mississippi River Suite
Martin Rokeach – Piccolo Concerto
Bedřich Smetana – The Moldau