Events & Tickets

Pathways of Love • Saturday February 15, 2020, 7:30pm
San Jose First United Methodist Church

Dolores Ferraro, soprano

Charlie Barnett   Three Completely Workable Perpetual Motion Devices
Romeo Cascarino    Pathways of Love
Gioachino Rossini   Overture to Tancredi
Linda Robbins Coleman For a Beautiful Land
Antonín Dvořák   Czech Suite, op. 39

Points of interest:

Romeo Cascarino wrote eight charming songs for his wife, Dolores Ferraro, who will perform them in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

One of Linda Robbins Coleman’s works, In Good King Charles’s Golden Days, has been performed and broadcast over 100 times in the U.S. and abroad

Charlie Barnett has written scores for film and television, including Saturday Night Live. He plays piano and guitar for an eclectic jazz band, Chaise Lounge.


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Wildfires and Heroes • Saturday April 4, 2020, 7:30pm
Hammer Theatre Center

Rufus Olivier, bassoonist

Benjamin Britten   Simple Symphony, op. 4
Leslie LaBarre   Wildfires from California Suite world premiere
Mark Fish   Behind the Yellow Wallpaper for Bassoon and Orchestra world premiere
Ludwig van Beethoven   Symphony no. 3 in E-flat, op. 55, “Eroica”

Points of interest:

California’s recent wildfires made such an impression on Leslie LaBarre, she wrote a movement about them in her California Suite.

Beethoven originally planned his third symphony as an homage to Napoleon when he thought Napoleon was a champion of equality and individual freedom.

As a child, Britten loved to spend time writing music. He wrote some of his melodies for Simple Symphony when he was only eleven, and completed the work at the age of 21.


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Noon Arts & Lectures series features MCOSJ soloists on days prior to concerts.
• Meet featured artists in a casual setting and hear samples from their concert program explained and performed.
• Suggested $5 door donation.
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