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Main Stage 2: Farewell To 2015
Friday, January 1, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pmFree
A MUSICAL COUNTDOWN
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Franz Joseph Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat, Op. 84
Peter Lemberg, oboe
Karla Ekholm, bassoon
Eugene Chukhlov, violin
Eric Gaenslen, cello
J. S. Bach Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064R
Grace Huh, Sofie Ledor & Chili Ekman, violin
Aaron Copland Quiet City
Kathy Conner, English horn
John Freeman, trumpet
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor (“Farewell”)
4 virtuosic SFCO All-Stars are featured in Haydn’s brilliant Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin, cello and orchestra.
3 splendid young violinists take center stage to perform Bach’s “Triple” Concerto.
2 noteworthy soloists (English horn and trumpet) lead our string section in Copland’s miniature masterpiece Quiet City.
1 outstanding chamber orchestra gradually vanishes in Haydn’s terrific and theatrical “Farewell” Symphony.
Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while Maestro Simon’s engaging onstage talks help you connect more powerfully with the music.
Admission is free to all! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time. Please bring your membership card with you. General seating begins 45 minutes before concert time.