Bates, Britten, Mussorgsky

Bates, Britten, Mussorgsky Bates:Desert Transport Britten:Sinfonia da Requiem Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel):Pictures at an Exhibition 1:30PM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 Seiji Ozawa Hall Lenox, MA 01240 297 West Street Lenox, MA 01240 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artists Orchestra Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is a program of Boston University College of Fine Arts. Drawing more than 400 instrumentalists, singers, and composers from across the country and around the world, it is recognized as a premier summer training program for aspiring young musicians, ages 10 to …

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The Creation

The Creation Haydn:The Creation (Parts 1 and 2) 7:30PM, Saturday, April 18, 2020 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Haydn brought down the house at the premiere of his most popular work, The Creation. This stunning oratorio with soloists and choirs demonstrates Haydn’s skill at using the orchestra for all manner of character and story. This is a not to be missed season ending event!   Leslie Ann Bradley, Soprano: Zach Finkelstein, Tenor Andrew Mahon, Bass  

Colorful Arrivals

Colorful Arrivals Higdon:Blue Cathedral Britten:Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Stravinsky:Petrouchka (Suite) 7:30PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Stravinsky’s Petrouchka is known as the work when the master composer first broke into his own, distinct style. And Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide” is a favorite for listeners of every age group.  

Beethoven Innovates

Beethoven Innovates Tchaikovsky:Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Andrew Tyson, piano Beethoven:Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” 7:30PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Beethoven and Tchaikovsky continue to push the envelope late into their careers. Two examples highlight this program, Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto opens while Beethoven’s 6th Symphony broke ground as the first programmatic symphony written around a simple storyline.  

American Inaugurals

American Inaugurals Barber:Overture to “The School for Scandal” Fuchs:“Rush” for Alto-Saxophone and Orchestra Jonathan Hulting Cohen, Alto-saxophone Copland:Billy the Kid (Complete Ballet Music) 7:30PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Early works by great American composers, including Copland and Barber highlight this program that also features last year’s Grammy Award winning Saxophone Concert, “Rush” by Kenneth Fuchs.  

Messiah

Messiah Handel:Messiah (Christmas portions) 3:00PM, Sunday, December 8, 2019 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Join the combined choirs of El Diamante and Golden West as they share the quintessential holiday work, Handel’s Messiah. We’ll share the Christmas portions of the nativity story with soloist and chamber orchestra in its original orchestration. Sheila Willey, Soprano Heather Jones, Mezzo-Soprano Chad Kranak, Tenor Ben Brady, Bass

Bold Beginnings

Bold Beginnings Beethoven:Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Steven Lin, piano Brahms:Symphony No. 1 in C minor 7:30PM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Beethoven and Brahms start out their careers with these two landmark works, the charm and power of Beethoven is already evident in his first piano concerto and Brahms’ 20 year labor of love, his first symphony, closes the program.  

Raiders of the Lost Ark-Live

Raiders of the Lost Ark-Live John Williams:Raiders of the Lost Ark Complete Film Live with Orchestra 7:30PM, Friday, October 18, 2019 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar We’ve had great success with our movie highlight shows, but we’re thrilled to open the season with a complete performance of the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with a live score played during the movie by our orchestra.

Rimsky-Korsakov and Bruch at SPAC

Rimsky-Korsakov and Bruch at SPAC Bruch:Violin concerto in G minor David Kim, violin Rimsky-KorsakovScheherezade 3:00PM, Saturday, August 17, 2019 Saratoga Performing Arts Center 108 Avenue of Pines Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Google Maps Directions Google iCalendar NYSSSA closes our 2019 summer with one colossal orchestral showpiece and one colossal guest artist. Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster, David Kim, joins the orchestra for Bruch’s G minor violin concerto before the orchestra celebrates the end of summer with Rimsky-Korsakov’s stunning orchestra showpiece, “Scheherezade.”