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Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra presents
September 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $30.
Lafayette Musicien Strikes Gold
Sunday, September 22
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
$10 – $30.
Email:Â Â [email protected]
Phone:Â Â 916-687-0545
Contact: Timothy Smith, Conductor
Violinist Juliana Athayde, a Lafayette native and the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (New York), comes home to join the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. Athayde will perform Mozart’s spectacular Sinfonia Concertante (for violin and viola), with Pamela Freund-Striplen, violist and Artistic Director of the Gold Coast Chamber Players.
The work is part of the CCCO’s power house season premier, It Takes Two. Works by Tchaikovsky round out the program: the dramatically evocative Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, and the Second Symphony, nicknamed the “Little Russian” for the composer’s use of stirring, ebullient Ukranian folk songs.
Long-time educator and conductor Timothy Smith will introduce each piece with fascinating insights into the composers’ lives and work.
About Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra:
Formed in the late 1970’s, The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the country. The orchestra’s mission is to provide cultural enrichment, education and entertainment to the community.