Opening Night Orchestra Classical Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. Silent Auction Night
The Strings 30th Anniversary Festival season opens with a night of Baroque favorites by Handel and Bach. Music Director Michael Sachs is featured on the Neruda Trumpet Concerto, with Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leading the Strings Festival Orchestra.
The program features two concertos, which are large pieces for orchestra, usually with over three parts. Bach's Brandenbug Concerto No. 3 is one of the most famous baroque concertos because it is so exciting, inventive, and offers a lot of solo opportunities. The Neruda Turmpet Concerto, features the trumpet's incredible range, which will be performed by our Music Director, Michael Sachs.
Michael Sachs, conductor and trumpet John Macfarlane, conductor
HANDEL Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from HANDEL Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Major, Op. 6 HWV 319 NERUDA Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major (Sachs) BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Violin: Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster), Katherine Bormann, Bruno Eicher, Ellen dePasquale, Myroslava Bartels, Meredith Riley, Jun-Ching Lin, Scott Weber, John Macfarlane, Jeanelle Mossberg, Anya Wilkening Viola: Wesley Collins, Paul Murphy, Kathryn Sievers, Gabrielle Skinner, W Cello: Tanya Ell, Kari Docter, David Rosen, Patricia Ryan Bass: Leigh Mesh Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Michele Tosser Smith Trumpet: Michael Sachs, John Rommel, Michael Tiscione Timpani: Jeremy Epp Harpsichord: Joela Jones
We invite you to mingle with the musicians at our Opening Night champagne reception.