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.
Evalynn Moylan, 17, Morro Bay High School, will be the Student Spotlight. Please click “read more” below.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Evalynn Moylan will be the featured Student Spotlight during our Romantic Cello concerts. Evalynn is from Los Osos and a senior at Morro Bay High School.
Her cello teacher, Lynne Oliverius, says that she has been studying cello for about three years and is extremely devoted. Evalynn is also an accomplished pianist and saxophone player! She has top grades and plays on the water polo team at Morro Bay High School.
Not sure how she finds the time, but Evalynn also raises 4H show chickens, is a certified scuba diver and a very good water color artist who loves to paint birds and fish!
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, David Landers – trombone, Rod Mathews – 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.
Please click “read more” for the entire Holiday Brass music program!
Meet the musicians:
David Johns (trumpet) – has a Master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Southern California. On the Central Coast, he has played with the Santa Maria Symphony, SLO Symphony, SLO Opera Orchestra, Lompoc Pops, SLO Trumpet Alliance and several jazz ensembles. Prior to moving from LA, he played in many local community orchestras including the Santa Barbara, Ventura, S. F. Valley, and Burbank Symphonies. He has recorded a CD with his wife who plays the harp titled, “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and recorded two CD’s with the Tower Brass Quintet “Sacred Sounds” and “Rejoice.”
Christopher J. Woodruff (trumpet) – was appointed to a teaching position at Cal Poly in fall 2006 and is currently serving as director of bands and instructor of trumpet. In addition to his responsibilities with the concert and athletic bands, he lectures in music theory, music education and music appreciation.
A graduate of Louisiana State University and Northwestern University, Chris has studied and/or performed with a number of amazing trumpet pedagogues, including Tim Morrison, Jose Sibaja, Gábor Tarkövi, and Mark O’Keefe. As a conductor, he has served as guest conductor for a number of groups, including the Northshore Chamber Orchestra, University of Chicago Wind Ensemble and Paso Pops. His concert performances abroad have included events in Austria, Great Britain, Ireland, South Korea, and Australia.
Locally, Chris regularly performs with several groups such as Symphony of the Vines, Orchestra Novo and San Luis Obispo Master Chorale.
When he’s not preparing lectures, designing marching band drill or playing long tones, he may be found cycling along the vineyards of San Luis Obispo County or exploring the universe in a TARDIS.
Rod Mathews (tuba) – is Principal Tuba of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, and previously held the same position with the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Sacramento Symphony. Rod performs regularly with orchestras across Northern California including the Monterey Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Fresno Philharmonic, and the Modesto Symphony and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
David Landers (trombone) Since 1981, music has been an integral part of the life of David Landers. Starting as a trombonist, “Landers”, as he is known to many people, quickly found that the language of music resonated with him in a profound way. Thanks to his teachers, his abilities as a musician developed quickly, inspiring him to make it his life’s work. Mr. Landers holds a BM in Music Education from MTSU and an MM in Conducting from Sam Houston State University.
Landers has taught in Tennessee, New Mexico, and finally California where he has served as the Director of Bands (and a few years as the Drama teacher) at Templeton High School since 2002. As a professional musician, he has performed with Diane Schuur, The Temptations, Allen Vizzutti, Red Buttons, Pat Sheridan, and Brian Bowman. David currently holds the principal trombone chair with the San Luis Obispo Symphony as well as playing with Orchestra Novo, Symphony of The Vines, and PCPA. You can also find him playing jazz with the Starlight Dream Band the last Saturday of every month at the Madonna Inn.
Greg Magie (French horn) Greg Magie is music director of Symphony of the Vines, conducts opera productions at California Opera Association, teaches band and choir at Santa Ynez Valley High School, and performs with local orchestras. He earned performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, University of Redlands, and UCLA.
When not preparing or performing music, he can be found tending the orchard, gardens, and livestock on the family farm.
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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