Schedule

  • Adrian
  • Guest Appearances
  • Pasadena Symphony and Pops
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sequoia Symphony Orchestra
  • YOLA

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Event List

Opera: The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute
7:30PM, Thursday, May 31, 2018
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The UCSC Music Department presents an updated production of Mozart's masterpiece "The Magic Flute," an opera in 2 acts. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Sung in German with English Supertitles. Spoken dialogue in English. Directed by Shiela Willey Hannon. Music Director and Conductor, UC Santa Cruz Orchestra Bruce Anthony Kiesling.

Opera: The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute
7:30PM, Friday, June 1, 2018
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The UCSC Music Department presents an updated production of Mozart's masterpiece "The Magic Flute," an opera in 2 acts. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Sung in German with English Supertitles. Spoken dialogue in English. Directed by Shiela Willey Hannon. Music Director and Conductor, UC Santa Cruz Orchestra Bruce Anthony Kiesling.

Opera: The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute
7:30PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The UCSC Music Department presents an updated production of Mozart's masterpiece "The Magic Flute," an opera in 2 acts. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Sung in German with English Supertitles. Spoken dialogue in English. Directed by Shiela Willey Hannon. Music Director and Conductor, UC Santa Cruz Orchestra Bruce Anthony Kiesling.

Opera: The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute
2:00PM, Sunday, June 3, 2018
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The UCSC Music Department presents an updated production of Mozart's masterpiece "The Magic Flute," an opera in 2 acts. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Sung in German with English Supertitles. Spoken dialogue in English. Directed by Shiela Willey Hannon. Music Director and Conductor, UC Santa Cruz Orchestra Bruce Anthony Kiesling.

Tanglewood: Bernstein and Sibelius
Leonard Bernstein:Symphony No. 2
Thomas Weaver, piano
2:30AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018
Seiji Ozawa Hall Lenox, MA 01240
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

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 20. Each season, BUTI presents more than 100 free concerts and community performances in Lenox, including six performances at Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall. More information and a full performance calendar are available at bu.edu/tanglewood.

This concert features great music from Bernstein and Sibelius.

Tchaikovsky 6th
Symphony No. 6Tchaikovsky
2:00PM, Sunday, August 5, 2018
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

My third summer with the fantastic School of Orchestral Studies commences with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. The stunning acoustics of Zankel Hall are the perfect place with this powerful and emotional work. Rounding out the program are some smaller works TBA.

 

Approximately 90 of the finest public and private high school musicians in New York State are selected through auditions to study and rehearse for a month with the world-class musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. These high school students comprise the second symphony orchestra in residence at Saratoga. The School of Orchestral Studies, which is co-sponsored by the New York State School Music Association(link is external), the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

 

"Adventureland" with the Lakeside Symphony
Overture fromLeonard Bernstein
“Danse Bacchanale” Samson and DelilahCamille Saint-Saens
Rhapsody in BlueGeorge Gershwin
Andrew Tyson, piano
John Williams
The Firebird SuiteIgor Stravinsky
8:15PM, Friday, August 10, 2018
Hoover Auditorium
115 W. Third St.
Lakeside, Ohio 43440

So very excited to enjoy this performance of colorful and exciting music with the Lakeside Symphony. Especially looking forward to the chance to collaborate with my dear friend Andrew Tyson once again. "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Firebird" are highlights of this program in the stunning and beautiful summer setting of Lakeside Chautauqua, the place to rest, renew, and reconnect.

The Planets @ SPAC
Gustav Holst:The Planets
2:00PM, Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of Pines
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Summer #3 wraps up for me with "The Planets" and more.

Approximately 90 of the finest public and private high school musicians in New York State are selected through auditions to study and rehearse for a month with the world-class musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. These high school students comprise the second symphony orchestra in residence at Saratoga. The School of Orchestral Studies, which is co-sponsored by the New York State School Music Association(link is external), the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

 

Pops in the Park
8:00PM, Saturday, September 8, 2018
Zumwalt Park
Tulare, CA 93274

Featuring the very best of pop, classical, film, and Broadway, this concert has something for everyone and it is the perfect way to end the hot summer season. This is your chance to join friends and family for an outdoor concert and picnic under the stars.

Broadway: Betsy Wolfe
Broadway and More!
7:30PM, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

The Sequoia Symphony plays host to one of Visalia’s brightest talents as she returns home to share some of her favorite songs from yesterday and today. Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe selects songs meaningful to her career from its start on Visalia’s stages to her most recent triumphs on the Great White Way in NYC. 

Out of this World
Elisor:"Blackberry Winter" for Dulcimer and Strings
Holst:The Planets
3:00PM, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Romeo and the Gang
Prokofiev:Excerpts from “Romeo and Juliet” Suites
Bernstein:Excerpts from
Gershwin:Rhapsody in Blue
Andrew Tyson, piano
Tchaikovsky:Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
3:00PM, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

We open the season in Adrian celebrating three different settings of the greatest love story ever told, "Romeo and Juliet." We wrap up our year long celebration of Bernstein's music with a perforance of selections from "West Side Story," but also visit two other stunning settings, by Prokofiev (from his devestating ballet) and Tchaikovsky's magnificent and compelling Fantasy Overture inspired by his reading of the play.

Andrew Tyson makes his debut performance with the Adrian Symphony wow-ing our audience with his fun and frolicsome rendtiion of "Rhapsody in Blue."

Classical Goes Hollywood
Bernstein:
Gershwin:Piano Concerto in F
Andrew Tyson, piano
Gershwin:An American in Paris
7:30PM, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

The early film industry took advantage of some of the world’s greatest composers and talents from Shostakovich to Aaron Copland. This concert selects scores from Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The Sequoia Symphony welcomes back favorite pianist Andrew Tyson in Gershwin’s magnificent “Concerto in F.” 

 

A Soulful Christmas
3:00PM, Saturday, December 8, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Our holiday concert has become the must see of the December season. This season’s all new program focuses on great music from Motown and more, featuring the song stylings of Hope Garcia as she puts her distinct mark on favorite Christmas classics old and new. 

A Soulful Christmas
7:30PM, Saturday, December 8, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Our holiday concert has become the must see of the December season. This season’s all new program focuses on great music from Motown and more, featuring the song stylings of Hope Garcia as she puts her distinct mark on favorite Christmas classics old and new. 

Home for the Holidays
8:00PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Holiday Tunes from the classic era of Christmas Music!

Winter Wonders
Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 1
Sibelius:Symphony No. 2
7:30PM, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Two classic symphonies from the “Great North.” Tchaikovsky’s short, sweet “Winter Daydreams” opens the program while Sibelius’ masterful Symphony No. 2, travels from the shimmering loneliness of doubt to a grand symphonic finale that rivals Beethoven’s best. 

Shades of Red
Bernstein:Overture from
Gershwin:Concerto in F
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Shostakovich:Symphony #5
7:30PM, Saturday, February 2, 2019
Monroe Auditorium
775 Sixth St Ne
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
American Voices: Copland to Jazz
Daugherty:American Gothic
Copland:The Lincoln Portrait
Bolcom:Concerto for Clarinet (II)
Grant Still:The American Scene, suite 4 "The Far West"
Gershwin:"Porgy and Bess" Symphonic Picture
7:30PM, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

A tour through our country’s regions and history is anchored by Copland’s setting of Abraham Lincoln’s powerful words, while we also visit the jazz influences in symphonic repertoire, including Gershwin and William Grant Still. 

Harry Potter Goes to the Movies
John WilliamsMusic from:
Harry Potter
Star Wars
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:00PM, Friday, February 22, 2019
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Celebrate John Williams with the this family friendly program of film for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more!

 

Great Movies/Great Music: Marvel-ous Heroes!
7:30PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

What makes a hero? We all know our favorite movies themes from our heroes and heroines. Our annual film concert celebrates all of them, from the obvious to the not so obvious. Characters and costumes will abound!  

Winds of Change
8:00PM, Friday, March 22, 2019
Holy Rosary Chapel
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221

Great music for orchestral winds in the incomparable setting of Holy Rosary Chapel.

Winds of Change
3:00PM, Sunday, March 24, 2019
Holy Rosary Chapel
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221

Great music for orchestral winds in the incomparable setting of Holy Rosary Chapel.

Wonders of Europe
Rodrigo:Concerto de Aranjuez
Jiji, classical guitar
Respighi:The Pines of Rome
7:30PM, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Brilliant locations close our year of Destinations. A quick trip through Italy and Spain gives us three brilliant masterworks, including Rodrigo’s guitar concerto played by our brilliant soloist, joining the Sequoia Symphony for her debut. Flash, pomp, mystery and brilliance wrap up our year with one of Visalia’s favorite pieces, Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome.” 

 

Carmina Burana
Elisor:"Broad Bands of Light"
Steven Siefert, Dulcimer
Orff:Carmina Burana
8:00PM, Friday, May 3, 2019
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

We close our orchestral season in Adrian with the spectacular oratorio, "Carmina Burana." Featuring a chorus of more than 100 singers from a combination of several local choirs, this concert is sure to blow the roof of the auditorium. Prior to the intermission, we have a return visit of Conni Elisor, for a performance of her second concerto for Dulcimer, "Broad Bands of Light."