Dear MVPO Patrons and Supporters,
We want to thank all of you for your continued support of the orchestra, especially during this difficult time. Following local, state, and federal guidance, the MVPO Board has just made the decision to cancel our fall concert, on October 25, 2020. Instead, our new season will begin with our Holiday Concert on December 13th, 2020. Season ticket holders and others who have already purchased tickets for the 2019-2020 season May concert will be able to use those tickets for future performances through May 2021
The Board of Directors is also finalizing programming for the other 2020-2021 season concerts scheduled Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on March 7, 2021, and May 16, 2021. Our December 13 Family Holiday Concert will include many holiday favorites such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown, and selections from The Nutcracker. March Madness Movie Themes on March 7th will feature themes from the cinema, including Lord of the Rings, Frozen, Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Wars. and our Pastoral Palette on May 16, 2021, will include the Khachaturian Masquerade Suite, Pastoral Symphony No. 6, and the Reinecke Flute Concerto with Eduardo Gomez as soloist.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to look online for our concert calendar, 'Like' us on Facebook, or visit our MVPO website at www.mvpomusic.org. We are working to upload recordings of our past concerts on our website, so you will be able to revisit some of your favorite performances while we're unable to meet in person.
This has been an especially difficult time for all Americans who thrive on quality music. Our orchestra members will first come together for rehearsals almost 6 months from our last meeting. We remain hopeful that all Americans will be able to enjoy live music this fall, but the health of our audience members and players comes first. We will be monitoring the COVID-19 guidelines/recommendations, making adjustments for next season as necessary.
|Aaron Copland||The Heiress Suite from the movie "The Heiress"|
|Camille Saint-Seans||Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 33|
|with Junko Fujiwara||Featured Cello Soloist|
|Maurice Ravel||Pavane for a Dead Princess|
|Gustav Holst||The Planets (Mars, Venus, Jupiter)|
|Silent Auction before concert|
|Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15||by Johannes Brahms with piano soloist George Lopez|
|Symphony No. 8, Op. 88||by Antonin Dvorak|
|Masquerade Suite||by Aram Khachaturian|
|Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso||by Camille Saint-Seans with violin soloist Joshua Peckins|
|Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, "Pastorale"||by Ludwig Van Beethoven|