2003 – 2004

The following concerts were delivered in the 2003 through 2004 season.

Saturday, September 27, 2003
MCO kicks off its 8th season of excitement with Beethoven’s timeless Symphony no. 7 and with the return of virtuoso Pip Clarke in a continuation of the Mozart Violin Concerto Cycle. Gwyneth Walker’s “About Leaves”, inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost, will also bring the brilliance of a New England autumn to the concert hall.

Friday, December 19, 2003, 7:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church, San Jose
Sunday, December 21, 2003, 4:30 pm
St. John Vianney Church, San Jose

MCO brightens the holiday season and keeps an old tradition alive with concert performances of Menotti’s beloved holiday opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The whole family will enjoy this simple story of the crippled boy Amahl who, one starlit night, meets the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem and experiences nothing less than a miracle! Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl soloists include:
Rick Jones and Daniel Schonhaut as Amahl
Amanda Villegas as mother
Malin Huffman as Kaspar
Andrew Cox as Melchior
Ian Hinkle as Balthazar
Members of St. Francis of Assisi Choir and
St. John Vianney’s Revelation Choir as the Shepherds Chorus

Saturday, February 14, 2004
Le Petit Trianon – 72 N. 5th Street, San Jose

Treat your Valentine to a special evening of romantic melodies and swaying rhythms from South of the Border. Chilean-born guitartist Rodolfo Troncoso, prize winner and specialist in Rumba Flamenca, is sure to steal your heart!

Bloomer Deussen : Tico World Premiere
Montes : Concertino
Rodrigo : Concierto de Aranjuez
Elizondo : Danzas Latinoamericanas
Castillo-Olivari : Elegy
Chabrier : Habanera
Frank : Elegia Andina

Saturday, April 24, 2004
Le Petit Trianon – 72 N. 5th Street, San Jose

A rare performance of Irish composer Hamilton Harty’s Fantasy Scenes from an Eastern Romance with Mendelssohn’s Beautiful Melusine Overture! Virtuoso Pip Clarke and MCO complete the Mozart Violin Concerto Cycle in a performance of the Violin Concerto no. 3.

Mozart : Violin Concerto no. 3
Mendelssohn : Beautiful Melusine Overture
Ravel : Tombeau de Couperin
Harty : Fantasy Scenes from an Eastern Romance

The Mission Chamber Orchestra is sponsored by Santa Clara Valley Performing Arts Association, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, and Arts Council Silicon Valley. Pip Clarke appears courtesy of CHL Artists.