Vallejo Symphony 2013-2014 Season
Saturday, October 12, 8:00pm, Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
Emma Steele, violin
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D major
Join us for a fresh look at seminal works by Beethoven and Mozart. Coriolanus Overture was written at the peak of Beethoven's powers, and the Symphony No. 2 shows off the exuberance of his youth. And don't miss Mozart's delightful Violin Concerto No. 4 played by a rising young violin star!
Violinist Emma Steele has won awards in many competitions, including the Sibelius International Violin Competition, where she was a finalist and received the Young Talent Prize, and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition (Second Prize). Ms. Steele has soloed with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Polish Radio Amadeus Chamber Orchestra.
NEW YEAR, OLD FRIENDS
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00pm, Lander Hall, Touro University, Mare Island
Bartók, Romanian Dances
Pamela Martin conducting
Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor
Craig Reiss, violin and Richard Andaya, cello
Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G major
Against the quirky, exciting rhythms of Bartók's Romanian Dances, we place two monumental works. The Brahms Double Concerto showcases violin and cello against a vivid orchestral background. Dvořák's light-as-air Symphony No. 8 draws inspiration from his beloved Bohemian folk melodies.
Cellist Richard Andaya has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, the Colorado Philharmonic, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Sacramento Symphony. He's also been a Fellow at Tanglewood and a former Principal Cello with the Vallejo Symphony.
Violinist Craig Reiss is Associate Principal Second Violin with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Reiss has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He is a former Concertmaster with the Vallejo Symphony.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00pm, Dr. James J. Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave, Vallejo
Handel, Water Music Suite No. 2 in D major
Brahms, A German Requiem
Lauren Woody, soprano and Paul Cheak, baritone
Solano Choral Society, Vallejo Choral Society, Semantics
Water Music, a cheerful Baroque masterpiece, balances the emotional highs and lows of Brahms' magisterial German Requiem, performed by gifted soloists and the combined forces of Vallejo Symphony and our best local choral groups.
Soprano Lauren Woody recently made her international operatic debut in Beijing, China. A winner of the Career Bridges Grant Award in New York City, she has been described as possessing a "wonderful lyric soprano voice capable of many styles and genres."
Bass/Baritone Paul Cheak has been performing for 40 years and his appearances include the San Diego Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, and Festival Opera of Walnut Creek.
Empress Theatre, Touro University, Hogan Auditorium (View)
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Vallejo, CA 94590
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