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Past Concerts

Sat, June 4, 2022

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Summer Chamber Music Outdoor Series

Summer Serenade

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Trio No. 5 in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3

I. Allegro con spirito

II. Adagio con espressione

III. Scherzo — Allegro molto e vivace

IV. Finale — Presto

Franz Schubert

Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, “The Trout Quintet

IV. Andantino-Allegro

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Piano Quintet in C minor for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano (1903)

I. Allegro con fuoco

 

Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Contemporary Series

Love & Light

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39 “Overture-Fantasy”

Natalie Dietterich

light, beloved (West Coast Premiere)

Steve Thachuk (guitar)

William Grant Still

Symphony No. 1 in A-flat major, “Afro-American”

    1. Longing (Moderato assai)
    2. Sorrow (Adagio)
    3. Humor (Animato)
    4. Aspiration (Lento, con risoluzione)

Sat, Oct 5, 2021

Sun, Oct 5, 2021

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners Series

Best & Brightest

in collaboration with

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4

I. Prelúdio (Introdução)

Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25

I. Molto allegro con fuoco

Juhyeok Lim (piano)

Henri Vieuxtemps

Violin Concerto no. 5 in A minor, Op. 37

I. Allegro non troppo + Finale

Jaden Kim (violin)

Henryk Wieniawski

 Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

III. Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato (à la Zingara

Kailey Yun (violin)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18

I. Moderato

Celine Chen (piano)

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Wan-Chin Chang (piano)

Sat, Jun 5, 2021

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Chamber Music Pop-Up Series

Summer Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

I. Allegro

Terry Riley

In C

Antonín Dvořák

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

    1. Allegro con fuoco
    2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
    3. Poco andante
    4. Finale. Allegro assai

Tue, March 16, 2021

Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

An Evening with … series

An Evening with

Dvořák &

Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

I. Allegro

Antonín Dvořák

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

    1. Allegro con fuoco
    2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
    3. Poco andante
    4. Finale. Allegro assai
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Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Community Celebration

Gioachino Rossini

William Tell Overture

Howard Shore

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bedřich Smetana

Má vlast

III. Vltava (The Moldau)

Aaron Copland

Rodeo

I. Buckaroo Holiday
V. Hoe-Down

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture

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Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806
1 Civic Center Cir

Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners Series

Fourth Annual  Concert

in collaboration with

Antonín Leopold Dvořák

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

I. Allegro

Irene Lee (cello)

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky

Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48

I. Allegro molto e con brio

Jiyu Lee (violin)

Richard Stewart Addinsell

Warsaw Concerto

Nicole Ho (piano)

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

I. Allegretto

Peter Choi (cello)
Victor Shlyakhtenko (guest conductor)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

II. Romanze

Bella Dang (piano)

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns

Piano Concerto in No. 2 G minor, Op. 22

I. Andante Sostenuto

Po Han Chiu (piano)

 

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Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806
1 Civic Center Cir

Chamber Music Pop-Up Series

Third Annual Chamber Music Pop-Up Concert

Johannes Brahms

Horn Trio in E major, Op. 40

  1. Andante
  2. Scherzo (Allegro)
  3. Adagio mesto
  4. Allegro con brio

 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer

Oboe Quartet, Op. 37

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Sun, Mar 10, 2019

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806
1 Civic Center Cir

A Grand Night for Singing

Franz Joseph Haydn

The Creation

“The Representation of Chaos” 

Bedřich Smetana

The Bartered Bride

Two Dances

Charles-François Gounod

Faust

“King of Thule”  (Il était un roi de Thulé)

Jewel Song (“Oh dieu! Que de bijoux … Ah! je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir”)

Samuel Osmond Barber II

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24

Jerome David Kern

Highlights from Show Boat

George Gershwin

“Embraceable You”

“Someone to Watch Over Me”

Artists

Featured Artists

Melissa Givens

Soprano

American soprano Melissa Givens moves and excites audiences and critics alike with a rich, powerful tone, crystalline clarity, and intelligent musical interpretations. Especially noted for her expressiveness and elegance on the stage, she’s been hailed as a singer whose music-making is “consistently rewarding” and “a pleasure to hear.” Givens is also an extremely versatile artist, regularly performing repertoire from the Baroque era through music of the 21st century.

Recent performances include the solo recital Out of the Shadows: Art Songs by Black Composers, as well as Unity: Songs of Invitation with Conspirare, the premiere of Dear Lieder, by frequent collaborator Tom Flaherty (with Pomona College faculty and guest artists), and the premiere of Eric Banks’s To Be a Stranger with Ensemble Diaspora. Upcoming events include the chamber music recital Love’s Joys, Life’s Shadows: Songs Among Friends, a duet recital with baritone Timothy Jones, and the release of her second solo recording, The Artist at Fifty, a recital of art songs from the composers’ fiftieth year.

A champion of collaborative musical endeavors, Givens performs with various chamber music groups, including Conspirare, the 2015 Grammy© winner for Best Choral Performance. Her solo appearances on their major label releases have received enthusiastic reviews. She can also be heard on her debut solo album, Let the rain kiss you.

 Givens is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Head of Voice Studies at Pomona College. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Davidson College. She is a native of Buffalo, New York.

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Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806
1 Civic Center Cir

An Evening with … series

An Evening with Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385

    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Andante
    3. Menuetto
    4. Presto

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551

    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante cantabile
    3. Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
    4. Molto allegro
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Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Sun, Oct 28, 2018

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821

Halloween Spooktacular Series

Skeletons & Superheros; Dinosaurs & Dolls

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns

Danse macabreOp. 40

    Franz Liszt

    Totentanz Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126

    Miniji Noh (piano)

    Charles-François Gounod

    Funeral March of a Marionette

    John Towner Williams

    Jurassic Park

    Hans Florian Zimmer & James Newton Howard

    The Dark Knight

    Daniel Robert Elfman

    Corpse Bride

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    Sun, Sep 30, 2018

    Anaheim United Methodist Church
    1000 S State College Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92806
    1 Civic Center Cir

    Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners Series

    Third Annual Concert

    in collaboration with

    Samuel Osmond Barber II

    Violin Concerto, Op. 14

      Frédéric François Chopin

      Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

      Jules Conus

      Violin Concerto

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

      Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade

      Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107

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      Sat, Jul 7, 2018

      You and the Mat
      23811 Aliso Creek Rd
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

      Second annual Chamber Pop-Up

      Summer Pop-Up

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      Sun, May 20, 2018

      Anaheim United Methodist Church
      1000 S State College Blvd
      Anaheim, CA 92806
      1 Civic Center Cir

      Contemporary series

      Musical Passions

      Reena Esmail

      Vishwas (World Premiere)

        Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

        Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique Symphony)

        1. Adagio – Allegro non troppo 
        2. Allegro con grazia 
        3. Allegro molto vivace 
        4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso 

         

        Artists

        Featured Artists

        Reena Esmail

        Composer

        Indian-American composer Reena Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces. 

        Esmail’s work has been commissioned by ensembles including the Los Angeles Master ChoraleKronos Quartet,  Imani Winds,  Richmond Symphony,  Town Music SeattleAlbany Symphony, Chicago SinfoniettaRiver Oaks Chamber OrchestraSan Francisco Girls ChorusThe Elora FestivalJuilliard415, and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Upcoming seasons include new work for Seattle SymphonyBaltimore Symphony OrchestraSanta Fe Desert ChoraleAmherst College Choir and OrchestraSanta Fe Pro Musica, and Conspirare.

        Esmail is the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s 2020-2023 Swan Family Artist in Residence, and Seattle Symphony’s 2020-21 Composer-in-Residence. Previously, she was named a 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Music, and the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of the S & R Foundation’s Washington Award. Esmail was also a 2017-18 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. She was the 2012 Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (and subsequent publication of a work by C.F. Peters)

        Esmail holds degrees in composition from The Juilliard School (BM’05) and the Yale School of Music (MM’11, MMA’14, DMA’18). Her primary teachers have included Susan BottiAaron Jay KernisChristopher Theofanidis and Martin BresnickChristopher Rouse and Samuel Adler. She received a Fulbright-Nehru grant to study Hindustani music in India. Her Hindustani music teachers include Srimati Lakshmi Shankar and Gaurav Mazundar, and she currently studies and collaborates with Saili Oak. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Finding Common Ground: Uniting Practices in Hindustani and Western Art Musicians explores the methods and challenges of the collaborative process between Hindustani musicians and Western composers. 

        Esmail was Composer-in-Residence for Street Symphony (2016-18) and is currently an Artistic Director of Shastra, a non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural music connecting music traditions of India and the West.

        She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

        Jyoti Prakas

        Tabla

        Jyoti Prakas resides in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, and began his musical career at childhood from his father, Sri Nagendranath, and later with Pandit Brojen Biswas and Sri Sumantra Guha. As his passion and experience playing tabla progressed, he came under the tutelage of Pandit Abhijit Banerjee, one of the most renowned tabla players in India today.

        Jyoti Prakas has performed extensively in India and United States, and in the presence of Sitar maestro – Pt. Ravi Shankar and highly acclaimed Hindustani vocalist—Vidushi Girija Devi. He has accompanied various internationally acclaimed musicians like Pt. Jasraj, Vidushi Purnima Chowdhury, and Viraj Amar on vocal, Pt. Keshav Ginde on flute, Pt . K.Sidhar on sarod, Pt. Tarun Bhattachrya on Santoor, Kathak Dancer Pt. Chitresh Das, Tap Dancer Jason Samuel Smith, just to name a few. He has also played tabla in the prestigious “EMMY AWARD 2005.”

        He has participated in community programs organized by the San Diego Museum and delivered lecture demonstrations in La Jolla Elementary School, San Diego, Whittier College, Whittier, and Concordia University, Irvine. Jyoti Prakas has also performed at the Drum Festival at the University of Riverside, California.

        Jyoti Prakas has worked as an Assistant Music Director for a telefilm on Child Psychology for Kolkata Television. He has performed in All India Radio and Television, conducted workshops in West Bengal, India, and also been on the panel of judges for various music competitions arranged by the University of Calcutta, India. He has taught for several years in various institutions in India and has been teaching since 2004 at the Southern California Chapter of the prestigious music school DHWANI ACADEMY OF PERCUSSION MUSIC, founded by Pandit Abhijit Banerjee.

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        Sun, Mar 25, 2018

        Anaheim United Methodist Church
        1000 S State College Blvd
        Anaheim, CA 92806
        1 Civic Center Cir

        Pops Series

        Pops Concert

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        Sun, Feb 11, 2018

        Anaheim United Methodist Church
        1000 S State College Blvd
        Anaheim, CA 92806
        1 Civic Center Cir

        An Evening with … series

        An Evening with Beethoven

        Ludwig van Beethoven

        Egmont, Op. 84

        1. Overture: Sostenuto, ma non troppo – Allegro

          Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55 (Eroica)

          1. Allegro con brio
          2. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai 
          3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 
          4. Finale: Allegro molto
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          Sun, Oct 29, 2017

          Anaheim United Methodist Church
          1000 S State College Blvd
          Anaheim, CA 92806
          1 Civic Center Cir

          Halloween Spooktacular Series

          Halloween Spooktacular

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          Sun, Oct 1, 2017

          Anaheim United Methodist Church
          1000 S State College Blvd
          Anaheim, CA 92806
          1 Civic Center Cir

          Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners Series

          Second Annual Concert

          in collaboration with

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          Sat, Jul 22, 2017

          You and the Mat
          23811 Aliso Creek Rd
          Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

          Chamber Music Pop-Up Series

          Summer Pop-Up Concert

          Johannes Brahms

          Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

          1. Allegro 
          2. Adagio 
          3. Andantino Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
          4. Con moto 

            Franz Peter Schubert

            String Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163)

            1. Allegro ma non troppo
            2. Adagio
            3. Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto
            4. Allegretto
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            Sat, May 21, 2017

            First Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove
            11832 Euclid St
            Garden Grove, CA 92840

            Pops Series

            Favorites from the Stage & Screen

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            Sun, Apr 2, 2017

            Anaheim United Methodist Church
            1000 S State College Blvd
            Anaheim, CA 92806

            Contemporary Series

            England at Play/England at War

            Drew Schnurr

            Churchill’s War (world premiere)

            Edward William Elgar

            Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36

              Artists

              Featured Artists

              Drew Schnurr

              Composer

              Drew Schnurr is a Los Angeles composer, sound artist, theorist, and performer blurring traditional lines in media and musical genre. Schnurr’s wide-ranging experience in classical music, electronic music, rock, jazz, Latin music and other international music forms combined with his expertise in modern sound design, music production and audio technology, informs his diverse approach. Over the past decade, his works have been performed nationally and internationally at various festivals and venues including the Ford Amphitheater, Harris Hall in Aspen, CO, the Forge, London, UK, and as a featured composer at the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington and the highSCORE Music Festival in Pavia, Italy, while his scoring and sound design work has been featured on various television networks, and internationally on film screens and in galleries. Schnurr is acclaimed as an innovative solo performer playing traditional stringed instruments mixed with electronic sounds in live improvisation. His current creative work engages multiple levels of visual, music, and social culture.

              Recent projects include a commission by renowned new music Dutch harpsichordist Goska Isphording with a 2015 Netherlands concert premiere, a commission and composer feature concert with the London-based RIOT ENSEMBLE in 2014, and a new commission presented by Providence New Music Premieres in 2013. Past commissions include works composed for performances at the Ford Amphitheater, Harris Hall, the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, members of the Hysterica Dance Company, the International Design Conference Aspen, and the music for a highly successful multi- media event in downtown Los Angeles entitled Persee: Orchestrated Perception, which Schnurr also produced. Upcoming projects include a concert commission by Fundación Música AntiquaNova (Buenos Aires), a commission by African-American Metropolitan Opera soprano Karen Slack to compose song cycle based on lives of African warrior queens, a concert commission by St. Louis Orchestra principal harpist Allegra Lilly, and a commission by Los Angeles Opera librettist and director Richard Sparks.

              Schnurr’s composition work in film has been featured at international film festivals including Cannes, Raindance, Berlin, Feratum, Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto,

              Rodando, Nocturna, Destival De Cine Acapulco, Honolulu, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Los Angeles, and New York. Schnurr’s composing and sound design clients include the Los Angeles Philharmonic (designing the sound for the CELEBRATE: SALONEN website commemorating Esa-Pekka Salonen’s tenure with the orchestra), Sony Ericsson, Dodge, Yamaha, Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, Hyundai, Southwest Airlines, Google, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Entertainment, Live Earth, and Much Music USA. Schnurr’s electronic sound compositions composed in collaboration with artist Rebeca Mendez have been presented internationally including exhibits at the Beal Center for Art and Technology, the ARCO Madrid 29th International Contemporary Art Fair, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), the Beijing Art Nova exhibition, the Venice 10th Arte Laguna Art Prize Exhibition, the IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez / El Paso Biennial 2015 exhibition, and the 2015 Istanbul Light Festival. On the double bass, Schnurr has performed extensively across the US, Europe, and Japan, and with symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Camarata Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, and Kalamazoo Symphony.

              Schnurr was on faculty at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts from 2005 to 2011 where he taught Sound and Sonic-Visual Aesthetics. In 2013, he completed his PhD in composition from UCLA. He has since returned to UCLA, serving on faculty at the Herb Alpert School of Music, teaching Electronic Music and Sonic Arts. He previously studied Bass performance and Jazz Studies at Western Michigan University and was recipient of a Masters in Double Bass Performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

              Drew Schnurr has commercial releases of both film and concert music with German record label Coviello Classics (Hamburg) with distribution through NAXOS, and with Ludwig Records on iTunes. Planning is underway with production to begin in 2018 on Schnurr’s next international release with Coviello.

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              Sun, Feb 12, 2017

              Anaheim United Methodist Church
              1000 S State College Blvd
              Anaheim, CA 92806

              Towering Romantics

              Edward William Elgar

              Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

              Minna Im (cello)

                Johannes Brahms

                Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

                  1. Allegro non troppo
                  2. Adagio non troppo
                  3. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino)
                  4. Allegro con spirito
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                Sun, Sep 25, 2016

                Anaheim United Methodist Church
                1000 S State College Blvd
                Anaheim, CA 92806

                You Musicians Concerto Competition Winners Series

                First Annual Concert

                in collaboration with