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 BeethovenFidelio Overture
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 3
Ben Hopkins, Piano Winner Young Artist Competition January 2013
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony 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
Henry PurcellIf Music be the Food of Love
Sergei Prokofiev"Montegues and Capulets"
from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64b
Sergei ProkofievMinuet 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 MendelssohnWedding March
from A Midsimmernight's Dream, Op. 61
Otto NicolaiThe Merry Wives of Windsor" Overture
Felix MendelssohnScherzo from A Midsummernight's Dream, Op. 61
Leonard BernsteinSelections 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 StraussFanfare from Also Sparch Zarathustra
(2001 Space Odyssey)
Dimitry ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 2
Kevin Mills, Cello
Gustav Holst"Mars" from The Planets
"Jupiter" from The Planets
John WilliamsMain 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