Dr. Emilian Badea leads the Brockton Pops Orchestra in popular and seasonal favorites.
IPPOLITOV-IVANOV:Procession of the Sardar ADAM: Overture from La Poupée de Nuremberg FUČÍK: Der alte Brummbaer (Humoresque) HOLCOMBE (arr.): Festive sounds of Hannukah VIVALDI:Winter from Four Seasons ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride BIZET: Suite from Carmen BACH/GOUNOD: Ave Maria ADAM:O Holy Night OFFENBACH:Barcarolle STRAUSS:Radetzky March KETELBEY:In the Moonlight
Featuring the Children's Choir from West Middle School, directed by Rebecca Desmond
Back by popular demand are soprano Francesca Simone (Miss Rhode Island 2008) and accordion soloist Christopher Gorton, with Brockton’s West Middle School Chorus and bassoon soloist Stephanie Busby.
Played by small groups where each musician has a unique part, the magic of chamber music lies in its intimacy, both in communication between the musicians and the audience. It is music for listening, thinking, and imagining; it is music that speaks to the mind and the heart. The BrSO Chamber Players perform their favorite pieces.
PROKOFIEFF: Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet & Piano, Op. 34 BALDASSARE: Sonata No. 1 in F for Trumpet, Strings & Basso Continuo REINECKE: Trio in A major for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 264 GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie for Wind Quintet DVORAK: Sonatina for Violin & Piano, Op. 100 Featuring Anna Larsen, piano, Feinberg Competition finalist
Anna Larsen, our young Feinberg Competition Finalist, and the Oliver Ames High School String Quartet also performs. Please join us for refreshments at the reception after the concert.
Our season concludes with fiery magic and passion reminiscent of Latin America and sunny Spain, featuring the exciting young local prodigy, Leland Ko, performing Lalo's colorful Cello Concerto.
STRAVINSKY: Excerpts from the Firebird Suite ANDERSON: Serenata BIZET:March of the Toreadors from Carmen Suite No. 1 LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor Leland Ko, cello RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
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