2008-2009


Saturday, October 18, 2008 – 8 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Aki Toyoshima ’09, cello

From Russia With Love

Join PACO for the first concert of our season in a program of powerful and beautiful music from the other side of the world: 19th century imperial Russia and the 20th century’s Soviet Union. Two romantic masterpieces by the ever-popular Tchaikovsky, a set of brilliant orchestra variations by his admirer Arensky, and Shostakovitch’s dramatic Cello Concerto No.1, performed by our own principal cellist, Aki Toyoshima.

Tickets are $15/general, $10/senior and $6/student.

Subscription Tickets are $32-$45. On Sale Now!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 8 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto

Sinfonia Ensemble
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Cindy Chang ’10, piano

Program
Yasushi Akutagawa – Triptyque for String Orchestra (1953)
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 #4
Erwin Schulhoff – String Quartet No. 1 (1921)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Benjamin Britten – Simple Symphony
Press Release

Tickets are $10/general, $5/senior and student.
Available on concert night one hour before performance

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Sunday, November 16, 2008, 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto

Debut Ensemble
Benjamin Simon, conductor

Program
Peter Warlock – Capriol Suite for String Orchestra
Grazyna Bacewicz – Quartetto per 4 violini
Felix Mendelssohn – String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
Ludwin van Beethoven – String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento for Strings No. 3 in F Major, K. 138
Béla Bartók – Roumanian Folk Dances

Admission Free

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Saturday, December 13, 2008 – 8 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Robert Schwartz, piano

The Mozart Effect

Noted Bay Area pianist Robert Schwartz makes his PACO debut performing Mozart’s lovely Piano Concerto #17 in G Major, plus Beethoven’s titanic Fifth Symphony, tackled by the combined forces of PACO and Sinfonia.

Tickets are $15/general, $10/senior and $6/student.
Available on concert night one hour before performance

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Friday, January 30, 2009, 7:30 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
Kris Yenney, director

SuperStrings
Program features Orchestral Works:
Rejouissance ~ Handel
THREE PIECES from THE FAIRY QUEEN ~ Purcell
Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No.4 ~ Corelli “When I’m 64″ ~ Lennon/McCartney plus ensemble works by Bartok, Gibbons, Purcell and more!…

Free Admission. Open to the Public.

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Friday, February 6, 2009, 7:30 pm
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Kris Yenney, director

PREPARATORY Orchestra

Program:
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba ~ Handel
10 pieces from “Gyermekeknek” ~ Bartok
HOE DOWN ~ Copland
the WIND ~ WORLD PREMIER *** By Prepster, Aku Sorensen, who will conduct

plus small ensembles presenting chamber works by Mozart, Haydn, Handel…and more….

Free Admission. Open to the Public.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009 – 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Eugene Sor, guest conductor

Program
Handel’s Concerto Grosso, op. 6 #12
Libertango by Piazzolla/arr. Jeremy Cohen
Elgar’s Serenade for Strings

plus small ensembles presentations

Admission is Free

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 – 3 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Kay Stern, violin

Mostly Mendelssohn

Happy 200th birthday, dear Felix! Classical music’s second most famous child prodigy (after Mozart, of course!) takes center stage in this special program featuring two of his most beloved works: the great violin concerto in E minor with San Francisco Opera Orchestra concertmaster Kay Stern as our soloist and his rambunctious Italian Symphony.

Tickets are $15/general, $10/senior and $6/student.
Available on concert night one hour before performance

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 – 8 pm
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Doris Fukawa, guest conductor

Program
Corelli Concerto Grosso
Hindemith Eight pieces
Piazolla Liebertango

plus small ensembles presenting chamber music by Beethoven, Barber, and Tchaikovsky.

Tickets: $10, seniors/students $5
Available on concert night one hour before performance

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 – 4 pm – Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Handel Fest – Celebrating the life and music of Georg Frederic Handel
Press Release

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Lara Bruckmann, soprano
Peter Lemberg, oboe
Kris Yenney, Director of the SuperStrings and Preparatory Orchestras

Program:
Rejouissance [Superstrings]
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba [Prep]
Oboe Concerto in G minor
Motet: Silete Venti
Water Music Suite No. 1
With chorus:
Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day: “From Harmony”
Messiah: “Hallelujah” chorus

Join us apres-concert at our Handel Feast, a festive reception featuring food and drink that King George I would have enjoyed.

Admission $20 includes one glass of wine or beer (with I.D.)
$10 for youth under 21

For more information, call (650) 856-3848 or email to info@pacomusic.org

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Friday, May 29, 2009, 7:30
Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto Map

Kris Yenney, director
SuperStrings Orchestra

Program features Orchestral and Ensemble Works of Mouret, Purcell, Oswald, de Fesch… and MORE!

Admission Free

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 – 3 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Traveling Man

Cello superstar (and PACO alum) Matt Haimovitz returns to the PACO stage to perform Schubert’s delightful “Arpeggione Sonata”, plus the West Coast premiere of noted composer Luna Pearl Woolf’s “Max’s Moon”. Josef Suk, son-in-law of the great Dvorak, wrote his romantic “Serenade for Strings” as an homage to his native Bohemia. This program is being prepared for PACO’s upcoming East Coast tour in June 2009.

Tickets are $15/general, $10/senior and $6/student.
Available on concert night one hour before performance

For more information, call (650) 856-3848 or email to info@pacomusic.org

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Friday, June 5, 2009, 7:30 pm
Cubberley Theatre 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Kris Yenney, director

Program
The orchestra will perform an orchestral setting of the “Dissonant” Quartet by Mozart, Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, “Apres Un Reve” by Faure, and “Adagio” Prep’s own Nathan Ho and a Special Prep arrangement of “4:33″ by Cage. Small ensembles will also perform a variety of works …

Admission Free

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 – 8 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Eugene Sor, guest conductor

Program
Mendelssohn Sinfonia #10 in B minor
Grieg “Holberg Suite” op. 40
plus small ensembles performing chamber music by Mozart, Dvorak, and Zawinul/Chin.

Admission Free

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 – 3 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
Benjamin Simon, conductor

Program
features winners of the PACO annual concerto competition, performing …
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
Sarasate Navarra
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, Op. 33
Vitali Chaconne

Also on the program are Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major and chamber music by Beethoven and Mozart.

Tickets: $10, seniors/students $5
Available on concert night one hour before performance

For more information, email info@pacomusic.org

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