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William Wellborn Celebrates 25 Years at Old First Concerts – October 27, 2013

Haydn Sonata No. 48 in C major

Alkan selections from Esquisses, Op. 63

Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight

Weber Invitation to the Dance

Debussy Images, Book I

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1

A favorite of Bay Area audiences, William Wellborn celebrates the 25th anniversary of his debut at Old First Concerts with a program of the familiar and lesser-known. Along with sonatas by Haydn and Beethoven (the ever-popular “Moonlight” sonata), Wellborn features two versions of the waltz: the rarely-heard solo version of Invitation to the Dance by Weber, and the devilish Mephisto Waltz No. 1 by Liszt. French music is represented by Debussy’s evocative first book of Images (which includes the lovely Reflections in the Water), and a 200th birthday tribute to composer Charles-Valentin Alkan, with some of his delightfully quirky Sketches, Op. 63. In what may be a first for Old First audiences, Wellborn will invite the audience to choose the encores!

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