Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale

2016-17 Concert Season

Symphonic Sojurn

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.

Holiday Choruses
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

Contemporary Voices

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)


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