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Sep
21
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Fall Concert – Worlds Away @ Hogan Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 10:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Fall Concert - Worlds Away @ Hogan Auditorium

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
(featuring David Requiro)
Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess
Gershwin, An American in Paris

Join us at our season-opener for a classical roller coaster ride: from “Night on Bald Mountain,” the devilish tone-poem that played an iconic role in Disney’s innovative film “Fantasia,” to Saint-Saëns searing Cello Concerto no. 1. In the concert’s second half, Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess” returns us to serenity in time to enjoy the innocent good fun of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” one of the few works in the repertoire to use taxi horns as a musical instrument.

Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed
by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his
Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at
the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated
with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng and most recently gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Sonata for Cello and Piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.

Vallejo Symphony Fall Concert – Worlds Away @ Hogan Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 10:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Fall Concert - Worlds Away @ Hogan Auditorium

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
(featuring David Requiro)
Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess
Gershwin, An American in Paris

Join us at our season-opener for a classical roller coaster ride: from “Night on Bald Mountain,” the devilish tone-poem that played an iconic role in Disney’s innovative film “Fantasia,” to Saint-Saëns searing Cello Concerto no. 1. In the concert’s second half, Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess” returns us to serenity in time to enjoy the innocent good fun of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” one of the few works in the repertoire to use taxi horns as a musical instrument.

Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and with numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaboratedwith composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng and most recently gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Sonata for cello and piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.

Nov
9
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Presents Diane and Friends @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo
Nov 9 @ 10:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Presents Diane and Friends @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo

Vallejo Symphony’s principal clarinetist Diane Maltester is joined by pianist LaDene Otsuki and cellist Dawn Foster-Dodson to perform Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Weber, Muczynski, and Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Piano, and Cello.

Vallejo Symphony Presents Diane and Friends @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo
Nov 9 @ 10:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Presents Diane and Friends @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo

Vallejo Symphony’s principal clarinetist Diane Maltester is joined by pianist LaDene Otsuki and cellist Dawn Foster-Dodson to perform Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and classics from the clarinet repertoire. The concert ends with the Beethoven Trio for Clarinet, Piano, and Cello.

Mar
1
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Presents Trio Maxim @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 1:00 am
Vallejo Symphony Presents Trio Maxim @ First Prsbyterian Church, Vallejo | Vallejo | California | United States

Sunday, March [email protected]
Vallejo Symphony Presents Trio Maxim. Haydn, Borodin, Gershwin. First Presbyterian Church, Vallejo. $10-$20. 707-643-4441 or http://bpt.me/698170

Nov
8
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Concert 2 @ Hogan Auditorium
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert 2 @ Hogan Auditorium | Winnetka | Illinois | United States

Christian Baldini, conductor
Carrie Hennessey, soprano

Mika Pelo, ‘Satellite’
Celebrated Mozart and Verdi Arias, with Carrie Hennessey, soprano
Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major Op. 38 ‘Spring’

What a delight it is to share with you a program featuring wonderful composers that I admire and that I feel very close to. Mika Pelo is a Swedish composer of great imagination and breadth of expression. His compositions are performed internationally, and he is also a Berkeley resident, which makes featuring his music to local audiences even more exciting. Verdi and Mozart are two of the most important operatic geniuses, and we will be featuring them with the phenomenal soprano Carrie Hennessey. Dramatic, surprising and tender music is going to prepare you for Schumann’s energetic and beautiful Symphony No. 1, which was sketched in just five days, and completed shortly thereafter. In it, Schumann found a fresh way to describe through his music a poem by Adolph Böttger, whose last stanza reads “In the valley spring blooms forth!” — Christian Baldini

Jan
31
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Concert 3 @ Hogan Auditorium
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert 3 @ Hogan Auditorium | Vallejo | California | United States

Marc Taddei, conductor
Hadleigh Adams, baritone

Stravinsky, “Apollo”
Beethoven (arr. Weingartner), “An die ferne geliebte”
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Oct
30
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Concert I @ Hogan Auditorium
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert I @ Hogan Auditorium | Vallejo | California | United States

Haydn Symphony No. 6 in D major, ‘Morning’
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Featuring Sara Davis Buechner
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
Marc Taddei, conductor

We begin our season with a sunrise! Haydn’s exquisite Symphony No. 6subtitled Morning opens Vallejo Symphony’s 85th season with a virtuosic showpiece for all sections of the orchestra. Next, celebrated pianist Sara Davis Buechner performs Prokofiev’s upbeat, witty Piano Concerto No. 3, deservedly one of his most popular works. To end the concert, VSO presents Sibelius Symphony No. 5, a majestic work by a composer at the height of his powers.

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner has been praised on four continents for “…her intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess…”(New York Times),”… fascinating and astounding virtuosity…” (Philippine Star), “…and thoughtful artistry in the full service of music…” (Washington Post). “Buechner has no superior,” says Japan’s In Tune magazine.