Injured concertmaster will miss Pacific Symphony Philip Glass program
Due to a finger injury, Pacific Symphony concertmaster and violinist Raymond Kobler will not be performing at this week's 's Pacific Symphony American Composer Festival program, "The Passion of Philip Glass."
Symphony spokeswoman Jayce Keane described the left-hand injury as a chronic issue, but "nothing serious." He will be replaced by the orchestra's associate concertmaster Paul Manaster for performances Thursday through Sunday.
The concerts at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will showcase Glass' ties to Eastern musical traditions and feature the Pacific Chorale and soloists. Performances are being recorded by the Philips' label for future release, and include the Glass/Shankar composition "Meetings Along the Edge, from 'Passions' "; Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra and "Passion of Ramakrishna."
Kobler has held the position with the Pacific Symphony since 1999. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony among other U.S. orchestral institutions and, overseas, with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
-- Christopher Smith