6 & 7
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Mendelssohn Sinfonia No. 3
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25
Dukas Fanfare pour précéder La Péri
Gounod Petite Symphonie
Pal On the Double Concert Overture for Orchestra
Our opening program is a delightful array of sparkling and energizing works carefully curated to highlight the wonderful musicians in our orchestra. With brilliant and evocative brass fanfares by Copland and Dukas, an early string symphony by an immensely talented young Mendelssohn, young Canadian composer Jordan Pal’s roller coaster On the Double overture, and an enchanting symphony for winds full of melodic charm and wit. Outstanding pianist Kara Huber joins the Symphony in Mozart’s magnificent Piano Concerto #25, a towering pillar in the concerto genre and among Mozart’s greatest works. A grand opening to a season of musical delights.
Guest Artist: Kara Huber
2 & 3
Calverley Variations on a Harmonic Theme
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Symphony #5
The Oakville Symphony is delighted to present a hidden treasure by local composer and renowned Egyptologist, Amice Calverley. Composed in 1929, her inspired and thrilling Variations on a Harmonic Theme will open the concert.
We are joined by the distinguished violinist and Oakville native, Stephen Sitarski, in performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. This sublime gem is considered by many to be one of his greatest compositions.
To bring the concert to a rousing conclusion, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s stirring Symphony #5, “Reformation”, will be presented in its original form. This infrequently heard version restores lost pages of fascinating music.
Guest Artist: Stephen Sitarski
7 & 8
Haworth Avalon Concert Overture
Stamitz Viola Concerto
Beethoven Symphony #6
The concert opens with the Avalon Concert Overture by Ontario composer Frank Haworth. Our guest artist, the exciting Oakville violinist/violist Leslie Ashworth, returns to our stage in the delightful Viola Concerto by Carl Stamitz. What better way to celebrate Spring than Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony? Birds, streams, wind and storms are vividly depicted by the orchestral master in a celebration of nature in all its beauty.
Guest Artist: Leslie Ashworth