American Icons III

American Icons III Charles IvesThe Unanswered Question Charles IvesVarations on “America” Leonard BernsteinThree Dance Episodes from “On the Town” Joan TowerMade in America Jennifer HigdonConcerto 4-3 Time for Three 7:30PM, Saturday, April 9, 2022 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar The final masterworks program celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein, Joan Tower and Charles Ives. Our guest artists are the hottest music trio in the world: Time For Three–who will share Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto written especially for them.

American Icons I

American Icons I Aaron CoplandFour Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” George S. ClintonThe Rose of Sonora Holly Mulcahy, violin George GershwinAn American in Paris 7:30PM, Saturday, April 2, 2022 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Celebrate the biggest names in American music with the first of three concert in our AMERICAN ICONS FESTIVAL. Concert one features Gershwin’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and music of Copland. Joining these well-known selections is a new violin concerto in the style of a Spaghetti Western: THE ROSE …

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Two-Fifths of Beethoven

Two-Fifths of Beethoven Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor Dominic Cheli, piano Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 in C minor 7:30PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar The pandemic year forced us to cancel our birthday celebration for Beethoven. We make up for that with this Birthday Bash featuring two of his famous “Fifths:” The Fifth Piano concerto, nicknamed “Emperor” and his pervasively famous Symphony No. 5. We haven’t performed this symphony in quite a few years, …

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Great American Ballets

Great American Ballets Aaron CoplandAppalachian Spring (Complete Ballet) Edward KennedySuite from “The River” 7:30PM, Saturday, February 12, 2022 Visalia Fox Theater 308 W Main St Visalia, CA 93291 Google Maps Directions Tickets Google iCalendar Tchaikovsky isn’t the only composer who wrote great ballets. Americans wrote their own classic works for great choreographers too. Aaron Copland changed the course of American music with this three ballets. On this concert, we perform his first and (perhaps) greatest: APPALACHIAN SPRING. We will be joined, live onstage, by the State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara. On …

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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