A Day With Debussy & Holst
Sandy Eastman will be providing LLCC members with yet another opportunity to attend his pre-concert class and the symphony dress rehearsal for the San Luis Obispo Symphony concert coming up in March.
The San Luis Obispo Symphony offers as a gift to the community free dress rehearsals of its concerts during the afternoon (1pm-3pm) preceding the evening of the performance.
Sandy will present a lecture about the composers and the performers who will be involved in the Saturday evening orchestra performance. Then you will join Sandy and attend the San Luis Symphony for the dress rehearsal of that performance for the Classics in the Cohan series featuring two interesting pieces for voice and orchestra:
Holst: The Planets, Op.32
Your intergalactic performance begins with Claude Debussy's beautiful symphonic triptych for orchestra, Nocturnes. One of the first "impressionist'' composers, Debussy explored instrumental tone color that had never before, and perhaps has never since, been so thoroughly developed. His brilliant orchestration shines in these breathtaking Nocturnes.
An epic masterwork, Holst's The Planets has engaged the imaginations of music, astrology, and astronomy lovers for nearly a century. From menacing Mars to mysterious Neptune, each of the seven pieces inspires powerful emotions. Soaring solos, vibrant melodies, and complex rhythms provide the perfect soundtrack to the surreal beauty of our solar system.
The Symphony will be joined by the Canzona Women's Ensemble, directed by Jill Anderson and Cricket Handler. Created in 2010, the Canzona Women's Ensemble is made up of some of the finest vocalists on the Central Coast.
This course will be in two parts. In the morning, there will be a lecture about the composers and about the pieces that are to be played in the rehearsal. In the afternoon, the class, as a group, attends the dress rehearsal of the performance. At the dress rehearsal SLO Symphony conductor Mike Nowak will speak as he conducts, giving background information, musicology, and note s on harmony. With Mike's broad knowledge and stage presence, the dress rehearsals are fairly comprehensive.
Saturday, March 8, 2014. 9:00 - 11:00 am. for course, followed by symphony dress rehearsal 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
The morning class will be at Ludwig Community Center, Room A. 864 Santa Rosa St. in SLO. The concert rehearsal will be in the Christopher Cohan Center in the PAC at Cal Poly.
Silsby Eastman (Sandy) grew up and spent his working life in the Los Angeles area before moving to Pismo Beach. He has taught at Cuesta and Allan Hancock Colleges and has been playing bassoon, baritone saxophone, and bridge as often as possible. After graduating from Occidental College and Indiana University, he studied conducting bassoon with Walter Ritchie and conducting with Lauris Jones and Richard Lert. He served as a bandsman in the Air Force and taught in San Bernardino, La Canada, Paramount and Agoura Hills. He is also a former member of the Long Beach Coterie Sinfonique, the Pasadena Community Orchestra and the Topanga Symphony.
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Ludwick Center Meeting Room A (View)
864 Santa Rosa St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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