Symphony of the Vines 10th Season 2019 – 2020
Piano Quartet ~ September 15, 4pm
Cambria Presbyterian Church
Maurice Sklar – violin, Mike Whitson – viola, Hilary Clark – cello, Robert Cassidy – piano.
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 | Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47 | Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in A Minor | Gustav Mahler
We begin our 10th Anniversary Season in the cool air of Cambria with Piano Quartets by German Romantic composers. The piano quartet is a great vehicle for chamber music, combining the warmth and richness of strings with the clarity of the piano.
On the program is Schumann’s impassioned quartet in E-flat, and Brahms’ fiery early opus in G minor. Also on the program is a one-movement work by Gustav Mahler, the Late Romantic composer of massive symphonies and writer of songs. This is the only instrumental chamber work that survives.
Saturday, October 19, 1pm | Trinity United Methodist Church, Los Osos
Sunday, October 20, 4pm | Atascadero Community Church
Hilary Clark – cello, Dmitriy Cogan – piano.
Sponsored by Toews Law Group, San Luis Obispo – Thank You!
Cello Sonata – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 – Robert Schumann
Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Op. 66 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony of the Vines is expanding our reach this 10th Anniversary Season with performances throughout San Luis Obispo County. We welcome back the popular duo of Hilary Clark and Dmitriy Cogan for their third recital on the Off-the-Vines Series, performing some of the great Romantic literature for cello and piano.
On the program are Beethoven’s sprightly Variations on a theme from Mozart’s popular opera The Magic Flute, Robert Schumann’s whimsical Five Pieces in Folk Style, and the poignant Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Torsten Juul-Borre Piano Recital & Student Spotlight
Saturday, November 16, 1pm | Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande
Sunday, November 17, 4pm | Cass Winery, Paso Robles
Sonata in B Flat Major – Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Les Jeux d’eaux a La Villa d’Este – Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Jeux d’Eau – Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Sponsored by Aurelia Wick – Thank You!
Torsten Juul-Borre returns to entertain us with his humorous and insightful commentary and brilliant performances on the piano. Torsten’s program will feed the hearts of people yearning for love, peace and joy as his program focuses on how music evinces these feelings. Schubert’s sublime melodies and harmonic modulations in the Sonata in B Flat major, Liszt’s meditative messaging in Les Jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este, and Ravel’s exuberance in Jeux D’eau carry us on a journey, and leave us, yes, with a sense of touching lasting values.
We are also delighted to feature Albert Zhang, 10 years old and a student in Atascadero. Albert has been chosen to participate in our Student Spotlight program and will have a solo performance during the concert. We are certain you will enjoy this young man’s talent!
Sunday, December 15, 4pm | Atascadero Community Church
Wednesday, December 18, 7pm | Monarch Club at Trilogy in Nipomo
David Johns and Christopher Woodruff – trumpet, Greg Magie – horn, Bruce Wagner – trombone, TBD – tuba.
Add brass and class to your holiday season with Symphony of the Vines Brass Quintet! The holidays sparkle more brightly with brass, and this concert is sure to create lasting memories. The program combines original compositions for brass with holiday favorites by some of Hollywood’s greatest arrangers and composers.
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Canzona per Sonare No. 4 Giovanni Gabrieli
Centone No. 1, arr. Verne Reynolds
Gloria Deo – Guillaume Dufay
I Love and Have My Love Regarded – Thomas Weelkes
Come Holy Ghost – Christopher Tye
Revecy Venir du Printans – Claude LeJeune
Quintet – Michael Kamen
Suite from the Monteregian Hills – Enrique Crespo
1. La Marche
2. Chanson Melancholique
3. Valse Ridicule
4. Danse Villageosie
White Christmas – Arr. Craig Ware
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Arr. B. Mason
I Wonder As I Wander – Arr. Keith Snell
Go Tell It On The Mountain – Arr. Mark Rice
We Three Kings – Arr. Charles Fernandez
He Is Born, The Holy Child – Arr. Ron Goldstein
What Child Is This – Arr. Robert Nagel
The Christmas Song – Arr. Milton Nelson
Silent Night – Arr. B. Mason
Baroque Masters Symphony Concert
Saturday, January 11, 7pm | Trinity Methodist Church, Los Osos
Sunday, January 12, 3pm | Mission San Miguel
Dr. Greg Magie, director
Symphony of the Vines is an orchestra made up of great musicians who expertly step into the limelight to perform as soloists. This program features all of our excellent musicians and we are pleased to welcome back the Czech-American Horn duo of Steven Gross and Jiri Havlik.
Indulge in the greatest works by the 18th Century masters brilliantly performed by Symphony of the Vines. Works by J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Telemann, and Geminiani.
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Concerto Grosso in A Minor, op. 3, no. 8 – A. Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Horns in D Major – G. P. Telemann Steve Gross and Jiri Havlik, horn
Concerto Grosso “La Follia” in D Minor – F. Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in G Minor, op. 6, no. 8 “Christmas” – A. Corelli
Concerto for Violin in E Major – J. S. Bach Maurice Sklar, violin
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, op. 6, no. 12 – G. F. Handel
Bach Cello Suites
Saturday, January 25, 1pm | Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande
Sunday, January 26, 4pm | Pear Valley Estate Wine, Paso Robles
Featuring cellists Jeanne Shumway, Barbara Hunter-Spencer, and Hilary Clark.
Last season this trio of cellists performed three suites from Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, and they return to finish the set. These preludes and dances show off the versatility and virtuosity of the cello.
Suite No. 1
Suite No. 5
Suite No. 6
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Wednesday, February 12, 7pm | Monarch Club at Trilogy, Nipomo
Thursday, February 13, 4pm | Pear Valley Estate Wine, Paso Robles
Featuring Nancy Mathison, clarinet, Grace Seng and Valerie Berg-Johansen, violin, Mike Whitson, viola, Hilary Clark, cello
Clarinetist Nancy Mathison joins Symphony of the Vines to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season with an exciting program for the musicians and audience alike. Enjoy the unique timbre of the clarinet accompanied by a string quartet in this delightful concert featuring great chamber works for the clarinet by Mozart et al.
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Double Bass & Friends
Saturday, March 21, 1pm | Trinity Methodist Church, Los Ososo
Sunday, March 22, 4pm | Atascadero Community Church
The double bass adds depth and fullness of sound to enhance the rich musical combination of the traditional string quartet. This program included some of the greatest works for this combination of instruments, including a new work by local favorite Mary Bianco.
Talented bassist David George is featured as soloist and in chamber works. Program includes Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet, Vaughan Williams’ Quintet, and a world premier composition by Mary Bianco.
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Classical Giants Symphony Concert
Sunday, May 17, 3pm | Mission San Miguel
Symphony of the Vines concludes the 10th Anniversary Season with works by three of the greatest composers of Classical Vienna. The program explores the range of expression in the Classical orchestra repertoire.
Symphony of the Vines is pulling out all the stops with this program. Mozart’s dramatic Overture to Don Giovanni, Haydn’s playful Symphony No. 98, and the epic Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven.
Overture to Don Giovanni, K527 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major – Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 – Ludwig van Beethoven
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