the rosemary a. c. gottlieb 2017-18 season
Yakima Symphony Orchestralawrence golan the helen n. jewett music director
A Musical Voyage Around the World
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra:
Welcome to the Rosemary A. C. Gottlieb 2017-18 Season of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, A Musical Voyage Around the World! Each of the six concerts on our YAKIMA VALLEY CLASSICAL SERIES will focus on a different country or region. We begin in the classical music capital of the world, Vienna, with The Austrian Empire. This program will feature music by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms, all of whom were either born in or ended
up in Vienna. On Veterans Day, we honor our beloved country and all of our veterans with The American Dream. The concert will be filled with patriotic surprises and will include Gershwins Porgy and Bess as well as a piece called Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer. This piece for actors and orchestra takes memoirs of actual Ellis Island immigrants from several different countries and sets them to music in a very moving and inspiring way. South of the Border will include music from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina and will feature guest violinist David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, performing The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the great tango composer Astor Piazzolla. On St. Patricks Day, we will present a Celtic Celebration. In addition to Mendelssohns classic Symphony No. 3, the Scottish, we will present living Irish composer Shaun Daveys The Brendan Voyage. This is an epic work for bagpiper and orchestra that retells the ancient legend of 6th-century Irish Saint Brendans crossing of the Atlantic to the Americas in a leather kayak. When in Rome features two masterworks by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome. It also will include pieces written by non-Italians while on holiday in Italy. Specifically, we will perform Tchaikovskys Capriccio italien and Mendelssohns Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring the Italian pianist Roberto Plano, Gold Medal Winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. We will conclude the Classical Series with Back in the U.S.S.R. This program will include Shostakovichs brilliant Symphony No. 5 and will feature the Yakima Symphony Chorus; Justin Raffa, chorusmaster, on Prokofievs Alexander Nevsky. This is one of the very few film scores that have found a permanent place in the standard orchestral repertoire.
Our five-concert GILBERT ORCHARDS POPS SERIES will be filled with excitement and variety. We start with a Mexican Celebration featuring one of the premiere Mariachi bands of the world, Mariachi Champaa Nevn. We will then present our traditional family-style Halloween Spooktacular. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume and join in the fun. We will share the stage with the Yakima Symphony Chorus for our annual Holiday Pops Spectacular, this year featuring the Yakima Childrens Choir. In February, we explore The Magical Music of Harry Potter as we perform highlights from each of the eight films in the iconic series. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character! Finally, we close out the Pops Series with Classical Night Fever. Pull out your polyester and platform shoes for this exhilarating journey through some of the top disco hits of the 1970s with the ultimate disco tribute band, Motor Booty Affair!
We are very excited about this season and look forward to having you join us on A Musical Voyage Around the World!
Lawrence GolanThe Helen N. Jewett Music DirectorYakima Symphony Orchestra
The Yakima Valley CLASSICAL SERIES
The Austrian EmpireMozart, Schubert and Brahms
The American DreamBerlin, Lowden, Gershwin, Boyer
South of the BorderGershwin, Piazzolla, Moncayo, Galindo, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera
Celtic CelebrationMendelssohn, Davey
When in RomeTchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Respighi
Back in the U.S.S.R.Shostakovich, Prokofiev
The Gilbert Orchards Pops Series
Holiday Pops Spectacular
The Magical Music of Harry Potter
Classical Night Fever
yakima symphony orchestrathe rosemary a. c. gottlieb 2017-18 season
A Musical Voyage Around the World
Join us for an exciting musical voyage around the world! Subscribe to the eleven-concert Capitol Series, Classical Series or Pops Series.
To subscribe call the YSO at (509) 248-1414.www.ysomusic.org
Please consider supporting the YSOs 2017-18 season through sponsorship of a concert or guest artist, production area, educational program or orchestra chair. Your generosity will enable us to continue to provide Central
Washington with exceptional, live orchestral music. Call the YSO office for information: (509) 248-1414.
AND OUR 2016-17 CONCERT, EDUCATION AND PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Jack and Connie Bloxom
The Family of Dr. James Dodge
Rosemary A. C. Gottlieb
The Sundquist Fund at the Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Roger and Beverly Vandiver
The Marvin Sundquist Music Library Sponsorship
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR 2016-17 SEASON AND SERIES SPONSORS
Roger and Beverly VandiverYakima Valley
Classical Series Sponsor
yakima symphony orchestrathe rosemary a. c. gottlieb 2017-18 seasonA Musical Voyage Around the World
The Yakima Valley
Classical I The Austrian EmpireOctober 7, 2017 7:30pmYakima Symphony Chorus; Justin Raffa, chorusmaster Mozart SymphonyNo.35,Haffner Schubert Magnificat Brahms SymphonyNo.2
Classical II The American DreamNovember 11, 2017 7:30pm Berlin God Bless America Lowden Armed Forces Salute Gershwin Porgy & Bess:ASymphonicPicture Boyer Ellis Island: The Dream of America
Classical III South of the BorderFebruary 3, 2018 7:30pmDavid Kim, violin,
concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra Gershwin Cuban Overture Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Moncayo Huapango Galindo Sones de Mariachi Villa-Lobos AriafromBachianas brasileiras No. 5 Ginastera FourDancesfromEstancia
Classical IV Celtic CelebrationMarch 17, 2018 7:30pmMendelssohn SymphonyNo.3,Scottish Davey The Brendan Voyage fororchestraanduilleannpipes
Classical V When in RomeApril 7, 2018 7:30pmRoberto Plano, piano
Gold Medal Laureate of the Cleveland International Piano Competition Tchaikovsky Capriccio italienMendelssohn PianoConcertoNo.1 Respighi Fountains of Rome Respighi Pines of Rome
Classical VI Back in the U.S.S.R.May 12, 2018 7:30pmYakima Symphony Chorus; Justin Raffa, chorusmasterShostakovich SymphonyNo.5 Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
The Gilbert Orchards Pops Series
The 2017-18 season includes six Classical Series concerts and five Pops Series concerts, all conducted by YSO Music Director Lawrence Golan at the Capitol Theatre. Call (509) 248-1414 now to subscribe!
Mariachi Champaa Nevn
Holiday Pops Spectacular
Music of Harry Potter
Pops I Mexican CelebrationSeptember 16, 2017 7:30pmMariachi Champaa NevnCelebrate the opening of our season-long musical voyage with the music of Mexico, from traditional mariachi to powerful pop and classical ballads.
Pops II Halloween SpooktacularOctober 28, 2017 4:00pm matineeYakima Symphony Chorus; Justin Raffa, chorusmasterYSOs Halloween matinee concert returns for a second year. Come in costumethe orchestra will!
Pops III Holiday Pops SpectacularDecember 2 or December 3, 2017 4:00pm matineeYakima Symphony Chorus; Justin Raffa, chorusmasterYakima Childrens ChoirA Yakima holiday tradition! Choose between matinees on Saturday, December 2nd or Sunday, December 3rd.
Pops IV The Magical Music of Harry PotterFebruary 24, 2018 7:30pmEnchanting themes from all eight of the Harry Potter films, from award-winning composers including John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle and more. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character!
Pops V Classical Night FeverApril 28, 2018 7:30pmMotor Booty AffairPull out your polyester and platform shoes for this exhilarating journey through some of the top disco hits of the 1970s with the ultimate disco tribute band,
Motor Booty Affair!
Supporting Your YSO
On the front cover: From Here to Eternity by Alfredo Arregun Seattle, WashingtonMy canvases are tapestries that blend diverse elements from many different sources:
the traditional crafts from Mexico; the lush rainforests of my homeland and other parts of the Americas; the landscape and natural life of the Pacific Northwest; Japanese prints; sacred and
endangered animals; gods and totemic figures; cultural and historical icons; and motifs that include eyes, masks and ceramic tiles. From Here to Eternity, the image chosen by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra to accompany this seasons theme, A Musical Voyage Around the World, is part of my celebration of the Pacific Northwest landscape while also continuing my portrayal of the clash between civilization and Mother nature, between the man-made world, and the natural realm.
For more information, visit: www.alfredoarreguin.com or www.lindahodgesgallery.com
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