Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Concerts
PACO Preparatory Concert
Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Free Admissions.
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Concert
Sunday, May 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Cubberley Theater @ Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 1910 Fantasia was inspired by a 16th century melody written by his English compatriot Thomas Tallis. Ernest Bloch’s lifelong exploration of ancient Jewish themes and melodies finds an expressive outlet in his soulful Baal Shem. And Handel? We’re still inspired and charmed by his music 2.5 centuries later. Jory Fankuchen is a PACO favorite coach and teacher; he makes his solo debut on this concert.
Program includes Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 no 4 in A minor Bloch Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Hassidic Life for violin and string orchestra Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis