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    Let's Dance

    Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
    El Campanil Theatre 602 W 2nd St Antioch, California
    Buy Tickets Online or by phone (925) 757-9500

    Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
    Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, California
    Buy Tickets Online, or by phone (925) 943-7469 (SHOW)

     

    Jeff LaDeur Profile

    Soloist: Jeff LaDeur, Piano

    Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

    Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1 

    Franz Liszt Totentanz
    with Jeff LaDeur, Piano

    Claude Debussy/Ravel: Sarabande

    Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

    On February 16th and 17th, the CCCO presents a program highlighting the sounds of dance music from around the world.

    Bela Bartok was committed to preserving the traditional folk music of his homeland and finding ways to incorporate them into his own compositional voice.Romanian Folk Dances is a passionate setting of traditional folk tunes the composer discovered while traveling from village to village in the countryside.

    Maurice Ravel, an admirer of fellow French composer Claude Debussy, arranged several of his piano works for full orchestra. One particularly striking arrangement is of the luscious “Sarabande” from Debussy’s Pour le piano. Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite contains several of the most famous dances from this treasured ballet.

    Franz Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra takes listeners on a whirlwind journey into the macabre. This wild, virtuosic work was based on the medievalDies Irae chant, a tune that has fascinated and inspired composers across the centuries. The CCCO is thrilled to feature pianist and founder of the San Francisco International Piano Festival, Jeffrey LaDeur as soloist. 

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    Italian Nights

    Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 2:00pm
    El Campanil Theatre 602 W 2nd St Antioch, California
    Buy Tickets Online or by phone (925) 757-9500

    Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
    Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, California
    Buy Tickets Online, or by phone (925) 943-7469 (SHOW)

     

    Alex Frankel Headshot

    Soloist: Alex Frankel, Tenor

    La forza del destino (Overture) - Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco (Overture) - Giuseppe Verdi

    Il barbiere di Siviglia (Overture) - Gioachino Rossini

    Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana - Pietro Mascagni

    mamma quel vino è generoso (Cavalleria rusticana) - Pietro Mascagni

    Lamento di Ferderico (L’arlesiana) - Francesco Cilea

    Ella mi fu rapita (Rigoletto) - Giuseppe Verdi

    Possente Amor (Rigoletto) - Giuseppe Verdi

    La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) - Giuseppe Verdi

    Based in New York City but raised in Walnut Creek, operatic tenor Alex Frankel returns home to the Bay Area to join the CCCO for performances celebrating some of the world’s most beloved Italian music. From Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Verdi’s Rigoletto, to Rossini's Barber of Seville, this is a program of Italian songs that you do not want to miss.

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    Voices of the Past, Present, and Future

    Sat, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
    Rossmoor Events Center
    Private event for Rossmoor residents and their guests

    Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
    El Campanil Theatre 602 W 2nd St Antioch, California
    Buy Tickets Online or by phone (925) 757-9500

    Britton Day Concert

     

    Soloist: Britton Day, Piano

    Jordan Kuspa: Lemonade Battery

    Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1

    Jocelyn Hagen: Adagio

    Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”

    Bay Area pianist Britton Day joins the CCCO for a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1. This underperformed gem bursts out of the gate with a barrage of virtuosic melodies, then melts into a calm, reflective slow movement before barreling on to a stunning finale.

    This past year, the CCCO asked composers from around the country to submit original works for chamber orchestra. The winning composition will be revealed at the start of 2019 and receive performances at all of our May concerts.

    American composer Jocelyn Hagen’s Adagio is an elegant, powerful work that requires the utmost focus and sensitivity from the performers.

    The program closes with Franz Schubert’s dramatic, romantic Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished.”

     

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