Thursday, March 6, 2014

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

The Genius of Youth - Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Antoine van Dongen, conductor
Annie Ku, piano
Saturday, March 8th, 7:30PM
Cubberley Theatre - Free
Felix Mendelssohn was 12 years old when he composed his tenth string symphony, a precocious blend of his two favorite composers, Bach and Mozart.  Benjamin Britten was 21 when he wrote his dynamic (and difficult!)  Simple Symphony, and Shostakovich was all of 27 for his brilliant, bitter first piano concerto, which features PACO concerto competition winner Annie Ku.  We also welcome Antoine van Dongen to the podium; he was a violinist in Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw Orchestra for many years and here makes his PACO conducting debut.
The concert will also feature PACO members performing movements from the chamber music repertoire, including Arensky's lone string quartet, the finale of a late Schubert quartet, and Grazyna Bacewicz's masterful Quartet for 4 violins.
New Member Auditions:
PACO is currently seeking motivated young musicians to join our orchestras next season.  Our blend of small orchestras and chamber ensembles is a unique opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the skills developed at PACO are applicable in many fields outside of music.  Do you know someone who might be a good fit for the Bay's premier training ground for young string players?  Audition info can be found here.
Looking for something to make an upcoming event special?  PACO's most experienced members are available to perform at weddings, parties, award shows, and wherever else you might need beautiful music.  Please click here to contact our ensemble department.
PACO:  March 8th, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
Preparatory:  May 16th, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
PACO:  May 17th, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
SuperStrings:  May 30th, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
Debut Ensemble:  May 31st, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
Sinfonia:  June 1st, 3:00PM - Cubberley Theatre
For a complete list of performances, please visit our website.

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