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Pines of Rome
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Jeffery Biegel, piano
3:00PM, Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Our season opens with a tour de force program. After the smashing success of his "Rhapsody in Blue," Gershwin went "all out" with his Concerto in F, which quickly became one of the best known concertos of the 20th century. Jeffrey Biegel joins us to bring down the house with his performance. Italian composers may be best known for Opera, but after hearing this next work, you might wonder why. The concert closes with the brilliant, captivating, colorful, powerful, "Pines of Rome." Join us as the triumphant roman legions March victorious back to Rome!  

October is for Lovers
Mendelssohn: Overture to
7:30PM, Saturday, October 7, 2017
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
October opens our season with a focus on some of the greatest love stories of stage and screen. Famous lovers from two of Shakespeare’s plays share a program with that legendary lover: Don Juan. Grieg’s romantic concerto is always an audience favorite.  

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Rachmaninoff:Piano Concerto No. 2
Steven Lin, piano
3:00PM, Sunday, October 15, 2017
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
The celebration continues in October with Russian Masterworks. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff great pianist, great orchestrators, and great melodists. What better pair to combine for a smashing program. Rachmaninoff was just hitting his stride during the composition of this concerto, containing beautiful melodies--some of which you will recognize--and the exotic glamour of eastern Russian folk songs. Tchaikovsky, represented here by his fourth symphony, was in bright and joyous spirits. Although the opening movement has moments of darkness, the raucous finale will leave you--and our musicians and conductor--breathless!  

Greensboro Symphony: The Doo Wop Project
8:00PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Westover Church
505 Muirs Chapel Rd Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Bruce returns to Greensboro, where he served on the conducting staff for eight years, to join Five Jersey Boys alums who sing classics from the Frankie Valli era, as well as “Doo Wop-ifying” modern songs by Jason Mraz, Adele, Maroon 5, and more join the GSO for opening night.

Behind the Czar
Glinka:Ruslan and Ludmilla (Overture)
7:30PM, Saturday, November 11, 2017
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
November focuses on Russian politics with a visit from Prince Igor and the politically satirical Lieutenant Kije. Coupled with those are two charming and attractive shorter works by Tchaikovsky for violin and orchestra.  

Berlioz in Santa Cruz
Berlioz:Symphonie Fantastique
8:00PM, Friday, November 17, 2017
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Fall in Santa Cruz brings the "Fantastique," classical music's original Drug Trip. Colors, brilliance, terror, and love all play a roll in this magnificent masterwork.
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Favorites New and Old!
8:00PM, Friday, December 8, 2017
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
We swing into the holiday season with a combination of your favorite Christmas music--and give a good portion of it a little spike in the eggnog. Some favorites from last year return and, once again, we highlight some of Adrian and Lenawee County's brightest talents. From soloists to choirs and swing bands to orchestra, this family-friendly concert truly has something for everyone.
Holiday Madness
3:00PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
Everyone's favorite holiday tradition returns to bring a smile to your face and a spring in your step. Don't miss this year's jam-packed, fun-filled extravaganza!

Holiday Madness
7:30PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
Everyone's favorite holiday tradition returns to bring a smile to your face and a spring in your step. Don't miss this year's jam-packed, fun-filled extravaganza!

The Planets
Ravel:Piano Concerto in G major
Steven Lin, piano
7:30PM, Saturday, January 20, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
Back by popular demand, January turns our attention skyward, specifically to the Roman Gods and Goddesses who inspired the names of the planets. A true tour de force, this delightful trip through the solar system is sure to cure your winter blues.  

 

Movie Night: John Williams
John Williams: Movie Music!
7:30PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
Our traditional Film Music concert turns our attention to the best of the best: John Williams. His greatest music, new and old will anchor what has become our most popular program.  

 

Movie Music
Favorites from Sports Movies
8:00PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
"The thrill of victory....the agony of defeat." This year's film-inspired concert celebrates the best in sports competition, both in the sports world and in the movie world. We will celebrate along with the American athletes in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and also revisit some of the greatest sports stories from the Cinema, including "The Natural," "Rudy," and "Hoosiers."  

Historias con Musica!
De falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Joana Gonzalez, piano
3:00PM, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Join us for a trip south of the border as we visit the Mayan Riviera. We share with you the ritualistic and distinct sounds of the Yucatan through the dazzling orchestration of “Noches de las Mayas.” (Nights of the Mayans).  

Faure: Requiem
Faure: Requiem
8:00PM, Friday, March 16, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
We celebrate the repentant Lenten season with a return performance to one of our favorite venues, the Holy Rosary Chapel. We are joined by choirs to celebrate the  beautifully impressionistic Requiem by Faure. Written to "comfort the living," this hauntingly beautiful piece sets a variety of movements of the requiem mass with a very beautiful, and a very French, touch. Written for chamber orchestra, choir, and two soloists, this intimate performance serves as a beautiful contrast to the rest of our festive season and serves to remind us all of this touching time of year before Spring returns to Michigan.  

Faure: Requiem
Faure: Requiem
3:00PM, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
We celebrate the repentant Lenten season with a return performance to one of our favorite venues, the Holy Rosary Chapel. We are joined by choirs to celebrate the  beautifully impressionistic Requiem by Faure. Written to "comfort the living," this hauntingly beautiful piece sets a variety of movements of the requiem mass with a very beautiful, and a very French, touch. Written for chamber orchestra, choir, and two soloists, this intimate performance serves as a beautiful contrast to the rest of our festive season and serves to remind us all of this touching time of year before Spring returns to Michigan.  

Beethoven's 9th
Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor
YuEun Kim, violin
7:30PM, Saturday, April 21, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Combined choirs join the Sequoia Symphony as we end the season by pulling out the stops of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in a special performance at LJ Williams auditorium. The choral texts suggest themes of universal brotherhood and an all inclusive human experience, which will be in full display as more than 160 musicians take the stage.  

Firebird
Copland: Billy the Kid (suite)
8:00PM, Saturday, April 28, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Celebrate Spring with a variety of dance music! From ballet to the hoedown and the charleston, this concert combines some of the best dance music from the mid-20th century.  Billy the kid's legendary story is illustrated through a simple and homespun yet powerful retelling about one of America's first anti-heroes. And we close this concert with yet another orchestra showpiece, "The Firebird." It caused an absolute sensation at it's premiere and brought instant worldwide fame to it's brilliant composer, Igor Stravinsky. We will all know why at the end of this concert.  

 

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