Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

New World Symphony: Concert for Kids: A Musical Passport

All aboard! Explore the wonders of the world without leaving Miami Beach’s world-famous New World Center. NWS’s new Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a musical trip of a lifetime. Open a child’s ears to a global adventure – no “are we there yet?” needed. Bon voyage!

Program includes music from Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Sowande, Ginastera, and more!

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Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

New World Symphony: Concert for Kids: A Musical Passport

All aboard! Explore the wonders of the world without leaving Miami Beach’s world-famous New World Center. NWS’s new Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a musical trip of a lifetime. Open a child’s ears to a global adventure – no “are we there yet?” needed. Bon voyage!

Program includes music from Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Sowande, Ginastera, and more!

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Apr
5
11:30 AM11:30

New World Symphony: Concert for Kids: Let's Dance

From polkas and waltzes to ballet and folk jigs, classical music has it all! Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a toe-tapping afternoon that will have you swinging and swaying to classical music beat masters. Bring the entire family and get ready to dance like no one is watching.

Concerts for Kids are designed with young ones—ages four to nine—in mind. Arrive early to experience a variety of activities by local partners and NWS’s Instrument Zoo!

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Apr
5
2:30 PM14:30

New World Symphony: Concert for Kids

From polkas and waltzes to ballet and folk jigs, classical music has it all! Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a toe-tapping afternoon that will have you swinging and swaying to classical music beat masters. Bring the entire family and get ready to dance like no one is watching.

Concerts for Kids are designed with young ones—ages four to nine—in mind. Arrive early to experience a variety of activities by local partners and NWS’s Instrument Zoo!

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: Italian Nights

Soloist: Alex Frankel, Tenor
Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Verdi: La forza del destino “O tu, che in seno Angeli”
Morricone: Cinema Paradiso “Love Theme”
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana Preludio and “O Lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa”
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni: “mamma quel vino è generoso”

Based in New York City but raised in Walnut Creek, operatic tenor Alex Frankel returns home to the Bay Area to join the CCCO for a night celebrating some of the world’s most beloved Italian music. From Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Verdi’s La forza del destino, to film composer Ennio Morricone’s score to Cinema Paradiso, this is an evening of Italian song that you do not want to miss.

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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: Italian Nights

Soloist: Alex Frankel, Tenor
Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Verdi: La forza del destino “O tu, che in seno Angeli”
Morricone: Cinema Paradiso “Love Theme”
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana Preludio and “O Lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa”
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni: “mamma quel vino è generoso”

Based in New York City but raised in Walnut Creek, operatic tenor Alex Frankel returns home to the Bay Area to join the CCCO for a night celebrating some of the world’s most beloved Italian music. From Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Verdi’s La forza del destino, to film composer Ennio Morricone’s score to Cinema Paradiso, this is an evening of Italian song that you do not want to miss.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: Let's Dance

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Joaquin Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre
with Julio Reyes, guitar
Claude Debussy/Ravel: Sarabande
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

On February 16th and 17th, the CCCO presents a program highlighting the sounds of dance music from around the world.

Bela Bartok was committed to preserving the traditional folk music of his homeland and finding ways to incorporate them into his own compositional voice. Romanian Folk Dances is a passionate setting of traditional folk tunes the composer discovered while traveling from village to village in the countryside.

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo’s stunning guitar concerto, Fantasia para un gentilhombre is based on six dances composed by 17th-century composer Gaspar Sanz. Guitar virtuoso Julio Reyes will be our featured soloist.

Maurice Ravel, an admirer of fellow French composer Claude Debussy, arranged several of his piano works for full orchestra. One particularly striking arrangement is of the luscious “Sarabande” from Debussy’s Pour le piano.Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite contains several of the most famous dances from this treasured ballet.

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Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: Let's Dance

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Joaquin Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre
with Julio Reyes, guitar
Claude Debussy/Ravel: Sarabande
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

On February 16th and 17th, the CCCO presents a program highlighting the sounds of dance music from around the world.

Bela Bartok was committed to preserving the traditional folk music of his homeland and finding ways to incorporate them into his own compositional voice. Romanian Folk Dances is a passionate setting of traditional folk tunes the composer discovered while traveling from village to village in the countryside.

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo’s stunning guitar concerto, Fantasia para un gentilhombre is based on six dances composed by 17th-century composer Gaspar Sanz. Guitar virtuoso Julio Reyes will be our featured soloist.

Maurice Ravel, an admirer of fellow French composer Claude Debussy, arranged several of his piano works for full orchestra. One particularly striking arrangement is of the luscious “Sarabande” from Debussy’s Pour le piano.Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite contains several of the most famous dances from this treasured ballet.

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Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Low Hanging Fruit

Sometimes what’s easiest isn’t always what’s best. That theme is explored in this program of virtuosic chamber works that push the performer to the extreme. Michael Gilbertson’s Low Hanging Fruit serves as the title piece, using musical concepts to illustrate the story of the garden of Eden. Also on the program are Gyorgy Ligeti’s Etudes for Piano, one of the most difficult pieces in the 20th-century piano canon, as well as Bela Bartok’s jazz-inspired Contrasts and a Balkan-themed cello solo work by Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolović.

Tickets and additional information can be found here.

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: The Trumpet Shall Sound

Nick Benavides: Magnetismus
Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory
featuring soloist Joe Brown, Trumpet - San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in Eb
featuring soloist Joe Brown, Trumpet - San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Leos Janacek: Idyll for Strings (Adagio)
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”

From heroic fanfares to sultry serenades, the trumpet is a leading voice that composers have relied on to tell their stories for centuries. Join the CCCO and soloist Joe Brown, Second Trumpet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, in a program featuring two stunning solos for trumpet and orchestra. From Alan Hovhaness’ lush, dream-like Prayer of Saint Gregory to Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s shimmering, virtuosic Concerto for Trumpet in Eb, this program will showcase the tremendous capabilities of the trumpet. Also on the program will be California-based composer Nick Benavides’s mesmerizing Magnetismus, the “Adagio” from Leos Janacek’s Idyll and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 “The Bear.”

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra: The Trumpet Shall Sound

Nick Benavides: Magnetismus
Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory
featuring soloist Joe Brown, Trumpet - San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in Eb
featuring soloist Joe Brown, Trumpet - San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Leos Janacek: Idyll for Strings (Adagio)
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”

From heroic fanfares to sultry serenades, the trumpet is a leading voice that composers have relied on to tell their stories for centuries. Join the CCCO and soloist Joe Brown, Second Trumpet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, in a program featuring two stunning solos for trumpet and orchestra. From Alan Hovhaness’ lush, dream-like Prayer of Saint Gregory to Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s shimmering, virtuosic Concerto for Trumpet in Eb, this program will showcase the tremendous capabilities of the trumpet. Also on the program will be California-based composer Nick Benavides’s mesmerizing Magnetismus, the “Adagio” from Leos Janacek’s Idyll and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 “The Bear.”

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Elevate Ensemble: Iconoclasts and Freethinkers

The history of music composition is full of iconoclasts and freethinkers who forged unique artistic voices that challenged musical norms and enriched our lives forever. In this concert, we celebrate four of them, including Czech composer Leos Janacek, who was famous for his use of Moravian folk music and rhythms drawn from speech, American composer Jordan Kuspa, who pays tribute to the American ethos of individualism, and German composer Paul Hindemith, whose music was deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. We also include a world-premiere by our own Bay Area iconoclast, composer-in-residence Julie Herndon, who is creating a new mixed-media work in collaboration with projection artist Patricia Robinson.

Tickets and additional information can be found here

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Iconoclasts and Freethinkers

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The history of music composition is full of iconoclasts and freethinkers who forged unique artistic voices that challenged musical norms and enriched our lives forever. In this concert, we celebrate four of them, including Czech composer Leos Janacek, who was famous for his use of Moravian folk music and rhythms drawn from speech, American composer Jordan Kuspa, who pays tribute to the American ethos of individualism, and German composer Paul Hindemith, whose music was deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. We also include a world-premiere by our own Bay Area iconoclast, composer-in-residence Julie Herndon, who is creating a new mixed-media work in collaboration with projection artist Patricia Robinson.

Tickets and additional information can be found here

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