2022-23 Season

Announcing our 2022-23 Season    

For our 2022-23 season, Maestro Peter Jaffe has curated an impressive array of music, ranging from virtuosic performances of classic masterpieces by international guest artists, to iconic film scores composed by John Williams, as well as lesser-known musical gems. Our 19th season promises to be special and is not to be missed!

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October 22, 2022, 7:30pm
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin
Castro: Grand fanfarria
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Florence Price: Symphony No. 1

Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou rose to fame on the international concert scene when she unanimously won three prestigious international violin competitions in France, Italy, and Spain (Long-Thibaud, Lipizer, Sarasate) representing both Canada and China. Since then, Ms. Hou has performed as soloist with major orchestras in over fifty countries including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal and Tokyo Philharmonics, SWR Stuttgart, and the Toronto, Vancouver, and Singapore Symphonies. She has collaborated with such renowned musicians as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, and Alan Gilbert, among others.  In the words of Yehudi Menuhin, “She’s absolutely phenomenal.”

December 10, 2022, 7:30pm
December 11, 2022, 2:00pm
Teri Bibb, soprano
Northern California Children’s Chorus

A Broadway star and adorable young talents join the festivities for a program packed with goodies—Sleigh Ride, sing-along carols, “O Holy Night,” excerpts from The Nutcracker and Frozen, and many more! Our performance will also include Symph-Hanukkah arranged by our very own Maestro Peter Jaffe

Teri Bibb is thrilled to be singing with an orchestra again and to be reunited with Maestro Peter Jaffe! Her Broadway credits include over 1,000 performances as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera among other lead roles. She was a featured soloist in tributes to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Prince performing in Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall. .

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:30 pm
Amaryn Olmeda, violin
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Richard Strauss:  Don Juan

Fourteen-year-old Amaryn Olmeda was the first prize winner and recipient of the audience choice award at the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition. She is a rising star sought after for her bold and expressive performances as a soloist and collaborator. Recently she debuted as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Seattle, Richmond, Stockton, and Auburn Symphonies. She was named the first member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Opus 3 Artist’s Young Artist Program. She has been referred to as a violin prodigy by the San Francisco Chronicle and Capitol Public Radio.  

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 pm
Alon Goldstein, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of eighteen with the Israel

Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta and returned with Herbert Blomstedt. In recent seasons, Mr. Goldstein has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra; the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies; and orchestras on tour in Paris, Mexico, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2:00 pm

With over 100 sensational movie scores to his credit, John Williams has captivated generations young and old, exploring everything from the depths of our imaginations to a galaxy far, far away. A full array of favorites will work its magic on you, including themes from Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, E.T., and of course, Star Wars! Concertmaster Anita Fetsch Felix will be our featured performer in Schindler’s List and in John Williams’ arrangement of Jerry Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof, which includes Mr. Williams’ original violin cadenzas.

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