Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale


Symphonic Celebration

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. | 7 p.m. curtain raiser

Dvořák, Carnival Overture
Copland, Clarinet Concerto—Dr. Berkeley Price, clarinet
Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition

The AVSO kicks off the second half of its first century with a program celebrating orchestral color. Copland's jazzy Clarinet Concerto features Antelope Valley College's internationally recognized music professor, Berkeley Price. Dvořák's festive Carnival Overture opens the evening, which concludes with a musical testimony to art, national pride, and friendship, Mussorgky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Holiday Harmonies

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. | 7 p.m. curtain raiser

Bach, "Gloria" from Mass in B Minor
Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite
Holiday choruses
Handel, "Hallelujah!" from Messiah

The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale usher in the holidays with Bach's joyous "Gloria" from the Mass in B Minor and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. The AVC Concert Choir performs a selection of holiday choruses. The orchestra completes the holiday mood with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

Stars of Tomorrow

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. | 7 p.m. Curtain Raiser - Bach Competition winners recital

Concerto Competition winners, TBA
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

Winners of the 2015 AVSOMC Gail Newby Concerto Competition and the 2015 Antelope Valley College Concerto Competition perform concerto movements with orchestra. Also on the program is Beethoven's monumental Fifth Symphony, a stirring depiction of victory over adversity.

A German Requiem

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8 p.m. | 7 p.m. curtain raiser

Dobrogosz, Lux Aeterna
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem

The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale combine for Brahms' touching German Requiem. Inspired by
the deaths of his mother and his mentor, Robert Schumann, this masterwork explores grief, comfort, and the circle of life. Antelope Valley College Concert Choir performs Dobrogosz's ethereal Lux Aeterna.

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