2016-17 Concert Season
Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m.
International concert guitarist David Leisner performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Dello Joio’s little-known masterwork New York Profiles opens the program with four musical snapshots of the Big Apple. Mendelssohn’s affectionate tribute to sunny Italy concludes the evening.
Norman Dello Joio New York Profiles
Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
David Leisner, guitar
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major (“Italian”)
Classics and Carols
Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m.
Master Chorale and Orchestra combine for a free program of traditional holiday favorites, including an audience sing-along. No tickets will be issued for this program.
Christmas Carol Sing-along
The Virtuoso Concert
Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
Bach recital at 7 p.m.
Winners of AVSOMC's music competition perform concerto movements and arias with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra. Bach Competition winners perform a 30-minute recital at 7 p.m. Concerto movements with orchestra begin at 8 p.m.
Prelude Recital—Winners of the 2017 AVSOMC Bach Competition
Winners of the 2017 Gail Newby Concerto Competition
Winners of the 2017 AVC Concerto/Aria Competition
Alberto Ginastera Estancia Suite
Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
John Adams’ choral symphony, Harmonium weaves poems of John Donne and Emily Dickinson into an ethereal sonic tapestry. William Grant Still’s choral ballet, Sahdji combines African themes and contemporary jazz harmonies. In Chôros No. 10, subtitled "It tears your heart," Heitor Villa Lobos combines Brazilian folk music with classical structures.
John Adams Harmonium
William Grant Still Sahdji
Heitor Villa Lobos Choros No. 10 (Rasga o Coração)