Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Christopher Mann, guitarist

HyeKyung Lee                    A-ri-a-rang for string orchestra
                    (world premiere of string orchestra version,
                                  arranged for MCOSJ)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco         Guitar Concerto no. 1
              Christopher Mann, guitarist
Ludwig van Beethoven       Symphony no. 3, op. 55, “Eroica”

Points of interest:

Beethoven originally planned his third symphony as an homage to Napoleon when he thought Napoleon was a champion of equality and individual freedom.

The famous violinist Jascha Heifetz assisted Castelnuovo-Tedeso in obtaining a contract to compose film music for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after he fled anti-Semitism in his native Italy.

Composer HyeKyung Lee’s style has been described as “virtuosic fantasy where continuous rhythmic motion smoothly joined contrasting moods and effectively propelled from one section to another.”

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Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm ~
San Jose Scottish Rite Center

Yvonne Smith, violist
Shannon Langman, photograher
Brian Holmes, hornist
Brian Holmes, hornist

Felix Mendelssohn      Symphony no. 4, “Italian”
Adrienne Albert           In Tuo Lumine Lumen (world premiere)
               Yvonne Smith, violist
Henry Mollicone         Horn Concerto (world premiere)
                Brian Holmes, hornist
Leslie La Barre            Wildfires (world premiere)

Points of interest:

Felix Mendelssohn was greatly interested in the music of Bach, and he was important for keeping alive the music of Bach, Handel, and Schubert by conducting works of these composers.

Noted composer Henry Mollicone was commissioned by Brian Holmes, another noted composer, to write the horn concerto to be premiered at this concert.

California’s recent wildfires made such an impression on Leslie LaBarre, she wrote a movement about them in her California Suite.

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November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021 concert program
November 13, 2021
Concert Program

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Rachel Barton Pine, violinist

Richard Strauss                        Serenade for Winds, op. 7
José White y Fitte                     Violin Concerto in F# minor
               Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      Symphony no. 25, K. 183
Brian Field                                Oliana’s Dream of the Sea
Jay Vosk                                   Introduction and Chubasco

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist

Nancy Bloomer Deussen        Tico
Peter Boyer                             Ghosts of Troy
André Waignein                      Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
                Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist
Georges Bizet                         Symphony no. 1 in C
Samuel Barber                        Adagio for Strings, op. 11

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00pm – Five Wounds Portuguese National Church

Tamami Honma, piano


Concert will feature music of Portugal, including

João Domingos Bomtempo 
         Piano Concerto no. 3
Joly Braga Santos 
          Symphony no. 1 in D minor, op. 9,
           “To the Heroes and Martyrs
                       of the Last World War”
José Vianna da Motta 
           Cenas nas Montanhas


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