Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:00 pm
It’s easy to fall in love while listening to this collection of passionate pieces from some of Russia’s greatest classical composers. Famed soloist Dylana Jenson returns to Modesto for a can’t miss – and MSO premier – performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Perhaps one of his lesser-known pieces, Symphony No. 5 has been characterized as “classic Tchaikovsky”: well crafted, colorfully orchestrated and delightfully melodic. An overall spirit of triumph unifies this vibrant and festive program.
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, March 9, 2018 - 8:00 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Looking for something new in a Classics Series concert? Continuing our series of Baroque explorations, this program takes some well-known pieces and adds a bit of flare to create something fresh and exciting. Dynamic young soloist Amanda Heim, will take Bach's Air on the G String to new heights by substituting the violin with saxophone. MSO Associate Concertmaster, Ilana Blumberg-Thomas will also take center stage to perform a Bach concerto, while the evening concludes with an explosive rendition of Handel's Royal Fireworks Music.