Once Upon A Time …

2019-2020, Our 67th Season

A Gothic Tale

October 18 & 19, 2019, 8pm

Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 82, “The Bear”
Béla Bartók, Bluebeard’s Castle
      Sarah Pelletier, soprano
      David Kravitz, baritone
      John Small, The Bard

The season opener includes Bartok’s suspenseful one-act opera: Bluebeard’s Castle.  In this gothic tale, Duke Bluebeard and his new wife Judith enter the great hall of his large, gloomy, chilly castle. The Duke has a mysterious past and Judith notices seven locked doors. Come find out what is behind the doors!!!

Fairytale Adventures

December 8, 2019, 2pm and 4pm

Bedřich Smetana, The Bartered Bride
Michael Gandolfi, Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland
Paul Patterson, Little Red Riding Hood Songbook
Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Holiday Songs

This concert is suitable for children of all ages! Come hear Joyce Kulhawik narrate two beloved fairytales and lead a holiday sing-along.

Ehlers Young Artist Concert

January 24 & 25, 2020

7:15pm – Pre-concert recitals
8:00pm – Orchestra concert

Johannes BrahmsTragic Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6
Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1
    Young Artist Competition Winner: Andrew Gu, piano

Pre-concert recitals:
     Violinists Fei Yang-Sady (Fri) & Kaitlyn Kaminuma (Sat)

Many orchestra and audience members say that this is their favorite concert of the season.  Come experience the excitement, enthusiasm, and artistry of our young talented competition winners.

Into The Woods

March 27 & 28, 2020, 8pm

Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 2
Jean Sibelius,  Tapiola, op. 112
Ludwig August LebrunConcerto No. 1 in D minor
      Alex Kinmonth, oboe

Fall under the spell of Tapiola, Sibelius’ atmospheric tone poem about forest spirits and listen to Carlisle native, Alex Kinmonth, play a rarely heard classical oboe concerto.

Pops! Journeys To New Lands

May 15 & 16, 2020, 8pm
May 17, 2020, 2pm

Pablo Sarasate,  Zigeunerweisen
      Siri Smedvig, violin
Bernard HofferKurt Weill Songbook
Jerome Kern, Showboat
      Jeffrey Korn, vocalist
George GershwinAmerican in Paris
John WilliamsSuperman March
Josef SukScherzo Fantastique

It’s festive. It’s fun. It’s Pops!  Immerse yourself in Gershwin’s 1920’s Paris soundscape, and be entertained by Bernie Hoffer’s wonderful American Songbook arrangements and Sarasate’s violin showpiece, Zigeunerweisen, interpreted by Concord residents, Jeff Korn and Siri Smedvig.