Concerts/Tickets Silver Jubilee Celebration Santa Cecilia Orchestra Gala Concert February 11, 2018, Sunday, 4:00pm Occidental College, Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock Celebration! 25th Anniversary Gala Concert In this BIG year for Santa Cecilia Orchestra we invite you to join us for our BIGGEST concert event of the season, celebrating 25 years of extraordinary music-making! Our Anniversary Gala program opens with the Egmont Overture – a masterpiece of powerfully expressive music that is infused with propulsive rhythms and exciting energy. From there, we dive right into Handel’s Water Music Suite, written in 1717 to accompany water festivities on the Thames. This brilliant composition is arguably the most popular piece of Baroque music performed today. We end our celebration with Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No. 7. Filled with both intense passion and sublime eloquence, the symphony is a perfect finale for this momentous occasion. Celebrate 25 years of Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s accomplishment, talent and range in a single evening of magnificent music. Program: Egmont Overture – L.V. Beethoven Water Music Suite – G.F. Handel Symphony No. 7 – L.V. Beethoven Join us for the celebration! Level A Adult $27—paypal cart Level B Adult $24—-paypal cart Youth (under 17) $8 —paypal cart They’re back! Our Teddy Bear Concerts are a huge success with every seat taken. Once again, this year we added more concerts to make sure all of the young people in our audience have a chance to see and hear our musicians and their instruments and have added the brass instruments. We have scheduled three Teddy Bear Concerts for your family to meet our orchestra family. Bring your children and their favorite stuffed friends to these delightful concerts that demonstrate how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will have an opportunity to discover the orchestra’s string , woodwinds, or brass. . . or all three! We will provide complimentary Milk and Cookies Reception after the concert. And you are invited to bring a sack lunch for your own teddy bear picnic before or after the concert on our grounds. November 4, 2017 • Saturday 2:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles Tickets: $20 Adult-Add to paypal Cart $8 youth- Add to paypal Cart February 24, 2018 • Saturday 2:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles $20 Adult- Add to paypal Cart $8 youth- Add to paypal Cart April 14, 2018 • Saturday 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles $20 Adult- Add to paypal Cart $8 youth- Add to paypal Cart Chamber Music at the Center Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles Souvenirs October 14, 2017 Saturday, 8:00pm Rio Sena A. Piazzolla Simple Symphony B. Britten Souvenir de Florence P. Tchaikovsky An anniversary is a time to celebrate memories of wonderful moments and events. So it only makes sense to start Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s 25th anniversary season with a dazzling collection of musical remembrances of things past, cherished and beloved. Rio Sena is Astor Piazzolla’s homage to the River Seine, a remembrance of his time in Paris. Simple Symphony is dedicated to Britten’s childhood viola teacher. The piece is based on eight themes that Britten wrote during his childhood and for which he had a particular fondness. The concert comes to a thrilling close with Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating Souvenir de Florence, his musical postcard from an Italian summer holiday, filled with gorgeous melodies and bursting energy. (Sold out) $24.00 Chamber Music at the Center Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles Dueling Strings Get ready for a duel! It’s violin vs viola and the winner is . . . the AUDIENCE!! This superb concert features a double dose of talent: Santa Cecilia Orchestra Concertmaster Yi-Huan Zhao performs on violin beside violist Victor De Almeida. Enjoy the magnificent display of talent from this gifted duo as they perform Halvorsen’s beautiful Passacaglia on an original theme by Handel. In Halvorsen’s composition, Handel’s theme blossoms into a number of separate variations, some lyrical and expressive, others explosively virtuosic. The evening also includes duets composed by Mozart, Shcherbokov’s Kanzone for two violins, and Divertimento by Austrian composer Ernst Toch for violin and viola. November 11, 2017, Saturday, 8:00pm Duet W.A. Mozart Kazone I. Shcherbakov Divertimento E.Toch Passacaglia Handel-Halvorsen. Get ready for a duel! It’s violin vs viola and the winner is . . . the AUDIENCE!! $24 Event sold out. Chamber Music at the Center Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles Virtuoso Baroque January 13, 2018, Saturday, 8:00pm Les Cyclopes J.P. Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concerts No. 5 J.P. Rameau Concerto for 2 Violins in d Minor J.S. Bach Concerto Grosso in g minor, Op. 6, No. 8, Christmas Concerto A. Corelli If you’re going to have a Baroque program, you might as well go for “b-roke” and feature two of the greatest works from this period. Bach’s stunning double concerto with abundant melodic material attests to his extraordinary power of imagination. And Corelli’s Christmas concerto will have you celebrating the season all over again. Explore the virtuosity and emotive eloquence of Baroque music as performed on harpsichord and strings. Featured musicians: Yi-Huan Zhao, violin Shelly Ren, violin Cathy Biagini, cello Arthur Omura, harpsichord $24 Event sold out.