Program Bytes

Concert 1


Rachel Ostler

 

A BIG BEETHOVEN BASH
September 18, 2016


The Rio Hondo Symphony celebrates Beethoven the man and his music
including a "sneak preview" of the Ode to Joy theme from the 9th Symphony,
which will be presented in its entirety during the following season as the
final episode of The Beethoven Project.

The concert also features Young Artist Competition Winner,
Rachel Ostler in the brilliant Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5.

Concert 2


Edward Elgar

 

INSIDE THE ENIGMA: ELGAR'S MAGNUM OPUS
October 9, 2016


The first half of this concert explores Elgar's magnum opus in a fast paced multi-media presentation
that explores the amazing ways the composer manipulates his 'enigmatic' theme
into vivid musical portraits of his family and friends.

The second half of the program presents the Enigma Variations in a complete
performance followed by a live Q & A session with the entire orchestra!
As a bonus, Elgar's most famous piece Pomp and Circumstance will conclude this program.

 

Concert 3


 

SYMPHONIC TALES
Featuring the Nouveau Chamber Ballet

April 2, 2017


The Rio Hondo Symphony joins forces once again with the Nouveau Chamber Ballet
in stories told through both music and dance. The program will feature
Prokofiev's beloved work Peter and the Wolf as well as the world premiere
of Kimo Furumoto's new ballet, The Mandarin Ducks based on a Japanese folktale.

Concert 4


Firebird
FIRE AND ICE
May 7, 2017


Experience the excitement of 'extremes' in these sonic adventures
by the Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky in this concert
of music written originally for the theater. The Snow Maiden is an old
folktale of a girl who was made out of snow who becomes human-like
until she melts that is. Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is also based on
Russian folklore, which tells of a magical glowing bird that can either hurt
or help the one who captures it.

The concert also features the winner of the 2017 Young Artist
Competition in a red-hot display of virtuosity.

 

PLUS

Featured soloist of the final concert will be one of the winners of the Young Artist Competition March 4, 2017.
Categories are Piano and Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion.