American violinist Robert Simonds has a multifaceted career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and solo recitalist. This year, Rob begins his first season as principal second violin of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and his eighth as a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA.  Interested in contemporary music for as long as he can remember, Rob performs, commissions, and records dynamic new music by living composers and explores the connections between traditions.


Dissolve, O my Heart (2011)    Missy Mazzoli

Blue Swell (2012)                      Molly Joyce

Miniatures (2011)                       TJ Cole  
No. 1
No. 2

Meditation No. 1 (2015)            Alexis Bacon

Complicit (2019)                       Sylvia Mancuso
Lonely Suite (2006)                   Lera Auerbach
1. Dancing With Oneself
2. Boredom

Chrysalis (2016)                        Melody Eötvös

I Lost My Life Savings in the Bitcoin Crash of 2014 (2015)  Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer

New work (tba)                          Emma Logan

Elegy (1990)                               Cindy Cox

Four Violin Studies (2010)          Patrica Van Ness
1. Semplicemente
2. Scherzando
3. Cantabile
4. Vivace

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Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
1750 Arch St.
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