Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Travel from Spain… to Brazil… and back to California during this dramatic evening of musical debuts. First, talented Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s intimate Nights in the Gardens of Spain for the first time in Modesto. The program continues building as the MSO Chorus takes the stage to perform Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. The Chorus and Symphony will then join forces with the Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus, as well as a community chorus, to perform Sean Ivory’s inspirational choral piece, I Will Rise.
No other composer in the history of cinema has had such a profound impact on an audience, and added so much texture to a film, as John Williams. Star Wars… Jaws… Superman… Harry Potter. These are just a handful of the scores we’ll feature during our final POPS concert, which honors the enormous legacy of this movie giant.
The MSYO serves nearly 100 member musicians and their families from over 40 public and private schools in the Central Valley. Attracting a diverse group of outstanding students, the program is comprised of two, skill-based ensembles, a Symphony and Concert Orchestra. In addition to performances, our young musicians benefit from workshops, side-by-side performances and student music clinics from experienced musicians, conductors and guest artists.
Friday, June 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 8:00 pm
What better way to wrap up our season than with a program inspired by Modesto, its people, and our wonderful community. The first half of the program will feature three original works from three local composers commissioned to create musical expressions of Modesto’s annual ode to cars, Graffiti Festival, plus a very special collaboration with Central West Ballet.