Concerts/Tickets

Moving Forward in new season for Santa Cecilia Orchestra with image of Maestra De Leon de Vega

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Impressionistic image of Notre Dame in Paris of picture from Jeremias Pro orchestra photographer

C. Debussy: Prelude a L’apres-midi d’un Faune
C. Saint-Saens: Quartet no.2 in G Op.153
M. Ravel: Quartet in F

In our opening season concert you will be transported to an evening in France as you are treated to some of the most exquisite, evocative French music written for string quartet. We’ll even throw in a glass of champagne – so very French! – to toast SCO’s new season. The concert will feature the music of Camille Saint-Saens as well as that of the great impressionists Debussy and Ravel.

Vive la France!

$24




September 22, 2018 Saturday, 8:00pm

 

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

Woodwinds of Santa Cecilia with image of woodwinds

N. Rota : Petite Offrande Musicale
D Milhaud : La Cheminée du Roi René Op. 205
R. Burkhart: Suite Arcata

Listen to the unique enchantment and blended conversation of a woodwind quintet. Enjoy the unique bending of colorful woodwinds in a relaxed and intimate setting. Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s wind players, usually seated at the back of the orchestra take a front seat this evening! Experience the talent of SCO’s phenomenal talent: Salpy Kerkonian flute, Sarah Beck, oboe, Michael Arnold, clarinet, Jonathan Stehney, bassoon and Rachel Berry Horn. The music featured includes Burkhart’s masterful quintet for winds, Italy’s Nino Rota and the French charm of La Cheminée du Roi René – one of the most popular chamber suites of the twentieth century.

November 3, 2018 Saturday, 8:00pm

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

$24


 

Opera Themed Strings

Join us this evening as our musicians play some of the most renowned opera tunes by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Strauss, Gershwin and more. There won’t be any singers, but you might well find yourself humming along.

Join us for this “No Divas Allowed” evening!

December 8, 2018 Saturday, 8:00pm

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

$24


Cinema Magic

Philip Glass: Quartet No. 3 “Mishima”
Music of Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, James Horner,
John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Ennio Moriccone

Can you imagine a movie without music? The music provides the magic!Music creates a visceral emotional content that gives life and texture to the film experience. Join us for an evening of some of the best Cinema Magic!

We begin with the music of legendary composer Philip Glass, who created the magnificent String Quartet No 3 specifically for Paul Schrader’s film on the life of author, playwright and self-styled, latter-day samurai, Yukio Mishima. Also on the program will be music from film favorites such as Titanic, West Side Story, Pirates of the Caribbean and Cinema Paradiso.

January 12, 2019, Saturday, 8:00pm

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

$24




Santa Cecilia Orchestra members with New World title

L. Beethoven: Lenore Overture No. 3
C. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
A. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “New World”

Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s artistry is committed, heartfelt, powerful, and above all, exciting! All of those qualities will be on full display in our orchestral concert featuring the dramatic and often breathtaking music of Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Dvorak. Beethoven’s Lenore Overture No. 3 encapsulates the dramatic sequence that conveys oppression, resolve, hope, and joyous deliverance as the heroic gesture in music we associate with the composer. Next, our Saint-Saens virtuosic display in “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” offers a special treat – Yi-Huan Zhao, doing double duty as concertmaster and soloist for the performance. The concert concludes with Dvorak’s epic “New World Symphony,” one of the most powerful of all symphonies. Conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega leads SCO in this masterpiece that embodies the American spirit!

February 10, 2019 Sunday, 4:00pm

Venue: Occidental College, Thorne Hall

Section A: $28




Section B: $26




colorful background with violinist with title Viennese Giant"

L. Beethoven: Quartet No.10 Op.74 “Harp”
F. Schubert: Quartet No.14 D.810 “Death and the Maiden”

We have designed an evening devoted to the creativity of two great classical masters.

Melodic, romantic, intensely personal, fervent, dreamy, fierce, drama… it must be Beethoven! Our program begins with Beethoven’s quartet nicknamed the “Harp,” one of the most emotional pieces that the artist ever composed.

We close with Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” which has been called “one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire.” It was written in 1824 after the composer suffered a serious illness and realized that he was dying. The name refers to the theme of the second movement, which Schubert took from a song he wrote in 1817 of the same title.

March 9, 2019 Saturday, 8pm

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

$24




 

They’re back! Since initiation of our Teddy Bear series each one has sold out. Don’t be left out this year. These concerts are especially designed for toddlers and young children. It is a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
This year we will present six concerts for your family to meet our orchestra family. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to these delightful concerts that demonstrate how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will enjoy discovering brass, strings or woodwinds –or better yet – all three! Enjoy a complimentary milk and cookies reception after the concert.

Bring a sack lunch for your own teddy bear picnic before or after the concert on our grounds. Teddy Bears admitted free.

Venue: Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center

 

September 29, 2018     Saturday, 4:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8



 

April 6, 2019                   Saturday, 4:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8

October 20, 2018        Saturday, 2:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8


May 4, 2019                  Saturday, 4:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8


November 10, 2018          Saturday, 2:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8

June 1, 2019                        Saturday, 4:00pm

Adult $20

Youth $8