Creating a Cadenza
Creating a Cadenza with Netanel Draiblate
For the Season Opening concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto for Violin”, Lake Forest Symphony Concertmaster and featured soloist worked with a local young composer to write a special new cadenza for the event.
The opportunity to compose a new cadenza for Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto for Violin” with Netanel Draiblate was offered as a unique auction item at the 2018 Symphony Gala. The highest bidder gave the opportunity to his son, composer William Pintas.
To begin the process, violinist Netanel met with composer William to discuss ideas, musical styles and to get to know each other. The bond between them was the foundation for the collaboration on this cadenza. The two bounced ideas back and forth, working over many months to combine their different musical tastes into a cohesive cadenza.
Compared to the original cadenza composed by Tchaikovsky, Netanel explains that their cadenza combines romanticism with impressionism. William’s influences in French impressionist music helped shape the harmonic structure of the cadenza.
The piece features references to works by Debussy and Ravel and also references to the 3rd movement of the concerto. Netanel suggests audiences listen closely to the cadenza for previews of the finale. William’s harmonies combined with Netanel’s melodies and references create an original and exciting solo.
Opening Night & Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto for Violin”
September 21, 7:30pm
September 22, 2:00pm
John & Nancy Hughes Theater