The California Theatre, San Jose, CA
Jon Manasse, clarinet / Symphony Silicon Valley
"Paquito D'Rivera's Cape Cod Concerto for clarinet, piano and orchestra is sassy and brash, a big work of imagination and humor that arrives like a birthday cake with exploding candles. After Symphony Silicon Valley gave the concerto its world premiere Thursday at the California Theatre, a woman in the audience walked up to the composer, who had flown in from New York and was seated in the ninth row, and said, 'That was delicious, my friend.' "
- Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News