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A Day With Sibelius, Elgar & Chadwick -- Sandy Eastman
SLO Senior Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
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A Day With Sibelius, Elgar & Chadwick -- Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman is providing LLCC members with yet another opportunity to attend his pre-concert class and the symphony "No Ties Allowed" dress rehearsal for the San Luis Obispo Symphony concert coming up in October.

There is a cost now to attend the Symphony rehearsals. This cost to attend the rehearsal is not included in the price of the course on Brown Paper Tickets. At the PAC, adults  pay $15 and seniors (age 65 and older)  pay $10. The rehearsal is free to children. The tickets for the dress rehearsal will available about a week before the performance   and may be purchased by calling (805) 756-4849 or by visiting the PAC Box office Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Saturday, October 8, the Symphony will bring Maestro Jose-Lius Novo and Grammy Award winning cellist Sara Saint' Ambrogio to the Performing Arts Center.  The program begins with Jubillee from Symphonic Sketches by G. W. Chadwick.  Jubilee is the first of four movements inspired by a scene description, much like snapshots in an album, drawings or vignettes.  Maestro Novo collaborates with Sant' Ambrogio on Elgar's Cello Concerto, a contemplative piece written after World War I. The evening's finale is J. Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, a full melodic piece and the composer's best-known work that premiered in 1902.  

Music Director and conductor of the Binghamton Philharmonic in New York and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, José-Luis Novo began his musical studies at the conservatory of Valladolidhis hometown in Spain, obtaining the degree of Profesor Superior de Violín. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, where he earned a First Prize in violin. In 1988, he came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, obtaining both Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degrees from Yale University

Guest Artist Cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio first leapt to international attention when she was a winner at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Violoncello Competition in Moscow. Ms. Sant'Ambrogio has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as Atlanta, the Beijing Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Budapest, Chicago, Dallas, Moscow State Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Osaka Century Orchestra (Japan), ), The Royal Philharmonic, St. Louis, San Francisco and Seattle.

This course will be in two parts.  In the morning, there will be a lecture about the composers, about the pieces that are to be played in the rehearsal, and about the soloists.   In the afternoon, the class, as a group, attends the dress rehearsal of the performance.  At the dress rehearsal SLO Symphony guest conductor Mr.Novo will speak as he conducts, giving background information, musicology, and notes on harmony.  With his broad knowledge and stage presence, the dress rehearsal should be fairly comprehensive.

Saturday, November 12, 2016.  8:30 - 10:30 am. for course, followed by symphony dress rehearsal 11:00 - 1:00 pm.

The morning class will be in Senior Center 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.

Saturday, November 12 2016, 8:30am-1pm   SLO Senior Center & the PAC at Cal Poly

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.


SLO Senior Center (View)
1445 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3717
United States


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