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Opening Night Orchestra

Opening Night Orchestra
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 Trumpet Concerto, features the trumpet's incredible range and is performed by our Music Director, Michael Sachs.
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

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

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
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.

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  • Post Concert Champagne Reception
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