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Concert XXV Spring 2019 - “Music of the World”

West Valley College Theater

Mendelssohn: "Ruy Blas" Overture
Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers (Ronn Ealy, guest conductor)
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no 2, 1st mov.
Kristin Wolfe, soloist
Vanessa Vân Ánh Võ: works for Vietnamese zither, dan tranh and orchestra
Vanessa Vân Ánh Võ, soloist

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​Mini concert VI - Spring 2019

West Valley College Choir Lab
​Cimarosa: Overture to the "Secret Marriage"
Verdi: Aria from "Simone Boccanegra"
Chamber music selections

 

Concert XXIV  - Fall 2018 - "Magnificient Mozart" 

Mission Santa Clara 

W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364

Chag-Hee Lee, violin and Jill Van Gee, viola

W. A. Mozart: Requiem, K. 626

DieuLinh Nguyen, Soprano Katie Trimble, Contralto
Kevin Gino, Tenor Ronn Ealy, Bass

Mozart Requiem Choir

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Concert XXIII Spring 2018

"Concertos & More"
West Valley College Theater
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act 3 of “Lohengrin”
Franz Schubert: Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished"
Saint-Saens: Havanaise Op. 83, Christine Lee (YA Competition Winner)
L .v.Beethoven: Piano Concerto 1, 1st mov. Eric Zheng
Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto 5, finale. Natalya Lundtvedt

 

Mini concert V - "Czech Please" Spring 2018

Gillmor Center - Room 103 

Josef Myslivecek: Sinfonia in D
​Eric Zheng: Noble's Dance
Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for strings (selections)
​Edvard Grieg: "Holberg Suite" (selections)

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Concert XXII - Fall, 2017 - "Music from the Centuries"

Mission Santa Clara

Mozart - Overture to "Cosi fan Tutti"
Jules Massenet: "Meditation" from "Thais" (conducted by Eric Zheng)
J. S. Bach: Orchestra Suite no. 2; Gala Yaroshevsky, flute soloist
Johannes Brahms: Symphony no. 3

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​Mini Concert IV - "Colorful Music", Fall 2018

Main Building - Center Space
with Colorful Universe Performing Arts group
​Works for String orchestra
"Danny Boy"
​Music from "Into the Woods"

 

Concert XXI - Spring 2017 - "Celebration"

Mission College, Main Building - Center Space

Nancy Bloomer Deussen (right): "Forever in My Heart"
Mozart: Symphony no. 29
von Weber: Clarinet Concerto no. 2 (Finale)
Ray Wyant, soloist (winner of the MCS 2016 Young Artist Competition)
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5

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Mini Concert III - "Are You Joking?" - Spring 2017

Gillmor Center - room 103

Eric Ewazen: A Philharmonic Fanfare
Poulenc: Sonata (3rd movement Rondeau)
Bach: Minuet and Badinerie from Orchestra Suite no. 2 (Gala Yaroshevsky, soloist)
Mozart: A Musical Joke (Ein musikalischer Spaß) K. 522, 1st mov.
John Cage: 4'33" (orchestrated version)
Haydn: Finale from "Farewell" Symphony no. 45

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Concert XX - Fall 2016 - "Memories & Masterpieces"


Mission Santa Clara

Schubert: Symphony no. 5
Tab Morales: Sinfonia Breve, 1st movement (2008)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Jassen Todorov, soloist (right)

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Mini Concert II - Fall 2016

Gillmor Center - room 103
Mozart: Divertimento
Brahms: Symphony no. 3, 2nd & 3rd mov.
Bach: "Sheep May Safely Graze"

Concert XVIV - Spring 2016

"Pure Romanticism"
Main Building - Center Space
Faure: Pavane
Borodin: Symphony no. 3
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 (with dancers from Mission Dance Company)

Concert XVIII - Fall 2015

"Masterpieces at the Mission"
Mission Santa Clara
Mendelssohn: Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466;
Gwendolyn Mok, piano soloist
Selections from "Wicked" and "The Sound of Music"
Colorful Universe Children's Singing Troupe
Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll"

Mini Concert I - Fall 2015

Mission College - Gillmor Center, Room 103
Haydn Symphony no. 87
Mendelssohn - Octet

 

Concert XVII - Spring 2015 - "The German Tradition"

Main Building - Center Space

von Weber: Overture to "Der Freischutz"
Strauss: Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins in d minor
Chag-Hee Lee & SungHee Park, soloists
Beethoven: Overture and Finale from "The Creatures of Prometheus"

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Concert XVI - Fall 2014

"Future Stars"
Main Building - Center Space
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto no. 2 in D Major, 1st movement
Irene Jeong, cello soloist
Winner of the Mission College Symphony Young Artist Competition
Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Featuring dancers of the Mission Dance Company; Brenna Wundram, director

Concert XV - Spring 2014

"Voyage to Budapest, Vienna & Prague"
Mission Santa Clara
Doppler: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op.26
Gala Yaroshevsky, flute soloist
Haydn: Cello Concerto no. 1 in C
Robin Snyder, cello soloist
Smetana: Die Moldau
Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D major, K.504 "Prague"

Concert XIV - Fall 2013

"Beethoven Bash"
Main Building - Center Space
Beethoven:
Overture to "The Ruins of Athens"
Piano Concerto no. 5, "Emperor"
Igor Resnianski, soloist
Symphony no. 1

Concert XIII - Spring 2013

"The Stormy C's"
Main Building - Center Space
Mozart: Overture to "The Impresario"
Donizetti: Sinfonia for Winds
"Quiet Storm, Reflections, On My Own" for Dan Bao, Dan Tran and Orchestra
With Van-Anh Vo, soloist
Schumann: Symphony no. 2, in C Major

Concert XII - Fall 2012

"Winter Journey"
Main Building - Center Space
Handel: "Messiah" (selections)
Mary Linduska, soprano
Michael Fontinakis, tenor
West Valley Chamber Singers; Lou De La Rosa, director
Rimsky-Korsakov: "The Snow Maiden" Suite
with Mission College Dance Company; Brenna Wundram, director
Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony no. 1

​Concert XI - Spring 2012

"Concertos+Plus"
Main Building - Center Space
Bach- Brandenburg Concerto no. 4
Chag-Hee Lee, Gala Yaroshevsky, Belinda Brouette, Soloists
Mozart - Concerto for Clarinet; Rosemary Fernandez, Soloist
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto; Yifu Xiao, Soloist
Eckl - Gyspy Concerto for Cello; Rebecca Roudman, Soloist
Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 3; Chizuko Lobbia, Soloist
Chopin - Piano Concerto no. 1; Kevin Goh, Soloist
Dvorak - Selections from the "Czech Suite", Op. 39

Concert X - Fall 2011

"World Tour Celebration"
Main Building - Center Space
Rossini: "Il Signor Bruschino" Overture
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 53 in D major 'L'Imperiale'
Cecile Chaminade: Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107
Michelle Hawkins, Soloist
Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture Ruy Blas, Op.95

Concert IX - Spring 2011

"Music Buffet"
Main Building - Center Space
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Dana McCarthy, Guest Conductor
Chag-Hee Lee, Violin; Kyung Ah Lee, Cello; Joseph Ordaz, Piano
Tab Morales: Sinfonia Breve, 1st Movement
Brahms: Symphony no. 1, Allegretto
Britten: Matinee Musicale

Concert VIII - November 7, 2010 

"Springtime in November"
Main Building - Center Space
Telemann - Concerto for Trumpet & Two Oboes
Vikrant Singh Badwal, trumpet soloist
Alayne Gyetva, & Lianne Araki, oboe soloists
Tchaikovsky - Suite no. 1
Copland - Appalachian Spring

Concert VII - April 25, 2010 

"Tragedy & Romance"
Main Building - Center Space
Mozart - Overture to "Don Giovanni"
Sibelius - "Valse Triste"
Saint-Saens - Romance for Horn
Richard Storbeck, Soloist
Beethoven - Romance for Violin, Op. 40
Hung Lam, Soloist
Schubert - Symphony No. 4, "Tragic"

Concert VI - November 8, 2009 

"Afternoon Serenade"
Main Building - Center Space
Michael Hawkins - Rondo from Symphony for Strings
Dvorak - Serenade for Winds & Low Strings
Brahms - Serenade No. 1

Concert V - April 26, 2009 

"Haydn & Co."
Main Building - Center Space
Haydn - Overture for an English Opera
von Weber - Concertino for Clarinet & Orchestra, Op. 26
Rosemary Fernandez, Soloist
Matt Doran - Concertino for Trombone & Strings
Russ Sanchez, Soloist
Haydn - Concerto in D for Piano & Orchestra, "Finale"
Joseph Ordaz, Piano & Conductor
Haydn - Symphony No. 103, "Drumroll"

Concert IV - November 9, 2008

"Mendelssohn & More"
Main Building - Center Space
Mendelssohn - "Hebrides" Overture
Dvorak - Romance Op. 11 for Violin and Orchestra
Chag - Hee Lee, Soloist
Vivaldi - Concerto in B minor for 2 Violins
Jill Hansen-Miller & Rosemarie Eurgrubian, violin soloists
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

Concert III - April 27, 2008

"Celebrating Beethoven"
Main Building - Center Space
Beethoven - "Coriolan" Overture
Haydn - Piano Concerto in D (1st mvt); Christopher Wu, Soloist
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 (2nd mvt); Erin Keely, Soloist
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd mvt); Brad Arington, Soloist
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

Concert II - November 18, 2007 

"Music of Three Centuries"
Main Building - Center Space
Dvorak - Notturno Op. 40
Stravinsky - La Histoire du Soldat (Suite)
Mozart - Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

Concert I - May 5, 2007 

"Debut Concert"
Main Building - Center Space
Mozart - Overture to "Cosi fan Tutti"
Massenet - "Meditation" from Thais
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor
Art Small, Soloist
Jesus Farias, Soloist
Schubert - Symphony No. 2