2021-2022 Season

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Christopher Mann, guitarist

HyeKyung Lee                    A-ri-a-rang for string orchestra
                    (world premiere of string orchestra version,
                                  arranged for MCOSJ)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco         Guitar Concerto no. 1
              Christopher Mann, guitarist
Ludwig van Beethoven       Symphony no. 3, op. 55, “Eroica”

Points of interest:

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


Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm ~
DeAnza College Visual and Performing Arts Center

Yvonne Smith, violist
Shannon Langman, photograher
Brian Holmes, hornist
Brian Holmes, hornist

Felix Mendelssohn      Symphony no. 4, “Italian”
Adrienne Albert           In Tuo Lumine Lumen (world premiere)
               Yvonne Smith, violist
Henry Mollicone         Horn Concerto (world premiere)
                Brian Holmes, hornist
Leslie La Barre            Wildfires (world premiere)

Points of interest:

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


Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Rachel Barton Pine, violinist

Richard Strauss                        Serenade for Winds, op. 7
José White y Fitte                     Violin Concerto in F# minor
               Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart      Symphony no. 25, K. 183
Brian Field                                Oliana’s Dream of the Sea
Jay Vosk                                   Introduction and Chubasco


Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30pm ~
Hammer Theatre Center

Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist

Nancy Bloomer Deussen        Tico
Peter Boyer                             Ghosts of Troy
André Waignein                      Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
                Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist
Georges Bizet                         Symphony no. 1 in C
Samuel Barber                        Adagio for Strings, op. 11