2010-2011 Season


Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 8 pm
Eagle Theatre @ Los Alto High School
201 Almond Ave., Los Altos

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Michelle Djokic, cello

Musical Maiden

Experience the joy of music, as abundantly evident in music by Baroque rockstar Jean-Baptiste Lully, the teenaged Felix Mendelssohn, and northern California’s classical bard Lou Harrison. Our maiden is Palo Alto’s own cello virtuosa Michelle Djokic… and yes, we will also perform Schubert’s great Death and the Maiden in a powerful version for string orchestra.

Saturday, December 18, 2010 – 8 pm
Eagle Theatre @ Los Alto High School
201 Almond Ave., Los Altos

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Simon, conductor
David Deveau, piano

Happy Birthday, Ludwig

Come celebrate Beethoven’s 240th birthday with PACO, and enjoy his youthful first piano concerto and marvelous “Pastorale” Symphony (No. 6) with us. David Deveau, a world-class performer and teacher, will be making his PACO debut. Also featured will be Pavel Haas’ haunting Study for String Orchestra, one of many masterpieces that emerged from the Terezin concentration camp after World War 2.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 – 8 pm
Eagle Theatre @ Los Alto High School
201 Almond Ave., Los Altos

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Debra Fong, violin

Viva Vivaldi

Fritz Kreisler, one of the great violin virtuosi of 20th century, wrote his charming Concerto as an homage to Antonio Vivaldi; our sterling soloist, Debra Fong, will also perform Vivaldi’s ever-green Spring from The Four Seasons. Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Rounds was his homage to Astor Piazzolla; it’s a sizzling, tango-inspired work that might have you dancing in the aisles.

Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 8 pm
Eagle Theatre @ Los Alto High School
201 Almond Ave., Los Alto

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Teddy Abrams, clarinet

Euro Zone

We welcome our friend Teddy Abrams back to PACO with a program of masterpieces from England and Norway. Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings are old friends too, and Gerald Finzi’s seldom-heard Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra will delight you. Our American entry is the world premiere of PACO’s sixth Youth-for-Youth commission, a brand new work for string orchestra by Elizabeth Ogonek, a student at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

Subscription Tickets are $48. Single Tickets are $15.
Discount available for seniors and students.
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For information, 650) 856-3848 | info@pacomusic.org

Sinfonia Concerts

Sunday, November 14, 2010 – 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Sinfonia Orchestra
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Isabella Costanza, violin
Program
Schubert Overture in C minor, D. 8
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3

Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Sinfonia Orchestra
Michael Taddei, Guest Conductor
Program
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
Benedict Brydern’s Four Tango Postcards
Niels Wilhelm Gade’s the Novellettes, Op.
Various Chamber Music works by Franz Schubert, Beethoven, and Shostakovitch

Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 3 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University
Sinfonia Orchestra
PACO 2010 Concerto Competition Winners
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Program
Kevin Kim, violin: Violin Concerto in G Major, Josef Haydn – first movement
Yuki Mizuno, cello: Cello Concerto by Camille Saint-Saens – first movement
Annie Ku, piano: Piano Concerto in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn – first movement
Kyoko Inagawa, violin: Havanaise by Camille Saint-Saens
Katherine Tseung, cello: Rococo Variations by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

All Sinfonia Concerts are admission free

Debut Ensemble Concerts

Sunday, November 21, 2010, 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Debut Ensemble
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Program
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 11 in D minor
Toch Geographical Fugue
Warlock Capriol Suite
Haydn Toy Symphony

Sunday, February 27, 2011 – 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Debut Ensemble
Eugene Sor, guest conductor
Program
St. Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Various Chamber works by Mozart and Beethoven

Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 3 pm
Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto
Debut Ensemble
Eugene Sor, guest conductor
Program
Theme from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams; soloist Jeremy Tanlimco
“Skylife” by David Balakrishnan
Preludium from Serenade for String Orchestra by Dag Wiren Op. 11
Rhosymedre (Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune) by R. Vaughan Williams
Ensemble works:
Allegro from Quintet No. 1 in Bb Major K. 174 by Mozart

All Debut Concerts are admission free

Preparatory Orchestra Concerts

Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:30 pm
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Preparatory Orchestra
Kris Yenney, director
Program
Chacony by Henry Purcell
Allegro from Mozart Strinq Quartet in C, K.157
Adagio and Allegro from Cello Concerto in G by Nicola Porpora
Bethena Waltz by Scott Joplin
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensembles performing pieces by Bartok, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart

Friday, May 20, 2011, 7:30 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
Preparatory Orchestra
Kris Yenney, director
Program
Overture to Bizet’s Carmen ~ with violinist Kevin Kim conducting
Telemann’s Concert-Suite for cello and orchestra ~ featuring the entire cello and bass sections
Bartok’s Four Romanian Dances ~ directed by Prep violinist, Greer Hoffmann
“Bach’s Lunch,” ~ a jazz-inflected take on the popular Double Violin Concerto by Danny Seidenberg

Small ensembles will present works by Bach, Mozart, Corelli and more

All Preparatory Concerts are admission free

SuperStrings Concerts

Friday, February 4, 2011, 7:30 pm
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
SuperStrings
Kris Yenney, director
Program
Orchestral works:
Rondeau by Mouret
Serenade, Andante, Allegro from “London Trio” in C by Josef Haydn
Three Pieces by Robert Schumann
Brandenburg Concert No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach (with help from the Prep ensemble)
Small ensembles will also perform various Chamber works.

Friday, June 3, 2011, 7:30
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
SuperStrings
Kris Yenney, director
Program
Small ensembles performing works by Mozart, Playford, C.P.E. Bach and others
Rejouissance from Royale Fireworks by G. F. Handel
Sonata in F by G. F. Handel
Concerto Grosso Opus 3, No 5 by F. Geminiani
“When I’m 64″ by the Beatles

All SuperStrings Concerts are admission free

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