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September 22, 2013
November 3, 2013
February 9, 2014
May 4, 2014

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The Rio Hondo Symphony performs four ADMISSION-FREE classical music concerts each season at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, Whittier Ave. in Whittier California. The concerts start at 3 PM, have one intermission, and are completed before 5 PM.

September 22, 2013

Co-sponsored by Claudia and Bob Orpin

Ludwig van Beethoven

Fidelio Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3
Ben Hopkins, Piano Winner Young Artist Competition January 2013

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

The all-Beethoven celebration includes the stunning Piano Concerto No. 3
and the monumental 5th Symphony with all its famous "fate" knocking at
the door motif.

November 3, 2013

William Walton

"Trumpets Sound" from A Shakespearean Suite
Richard III

Henry Purcell

If Music be the Food of Love

Sergei Prokofiev

"Montegues and Capulets"
from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64b

Sergei Prokofiev

Minuet from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64a

Sergei Prokofiev

"Romeo and Juliet"
from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64a

Sergei Prokofiev

"Death of Juliet"
from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 3, Op. 101

Felix Mendelssohn

Wedding March
from A Midsimmernight's Dream, Op. 61

Otto Nicolai

The Merry Wives of Windsor" Overture

Felix Mendelssohn

Scherzo from A Midsummernight's Dream, Op. 61

Leonard Bernstein

Selections from West Side Story
(arr. Mason)

The concert combines the words of the bard himself with music of
composers who found inspiration from them. It includes 4 actors
who will interpret scenes from Shakespeare.

February 9, 2014

Co-sponsored by Rio Hondo Symphony Guild
Elizabeth Lauritsen, Narrator

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cosi fan tutte Overture

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K453
Alison Edwards, Piano

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, "Paris"

Piano Sonata for 4 hands
Alison Edwards and Michael Sushel, Piano

Music from Mozart's Operas
Et in carnatus est from C Minor Mass
"Voi che sapete" from Le Nozze di Figaro
"In uomini, in soldalti" from Cosi fan tutte
"Ch'io mi scordi di te"
Suzanna Guzman, Mezzo-soprano
Linda Leyrer, Soprano

From his sister, "Nanneri," to his beloved wife, Constanze, the women in
Mozart's life inspired some of his most heartfelt music - and reveal the
man behind the genius.

May 4, 2014

Co-Sponsored by Hennings-Fischer Foundation

Richard Strauss

Fanfare from Also Sparch Zarathustra
(2001 Space Odyssey)

Dimitry Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 2
Kevin Mills, Cello
YAC Winner

Gustav Holst

"Mars" from The Planets
"Jupiter" from The Planets

John Williams

Main theme from Star Wars
E.T. Adventures on Earth

The orchestra will go on a musical flight of fancy beyond the boundaries
of planet earth that have challenged the imagination of scientists and
composers alike.