The Symphony of the Sierra’s 2019 Spring Concert will be held at Columbia College, Dogwood Forum, at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 4. The set offers a balance between popular music and favorites of classical repertoire. The orchestra is happy to present Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Star Wars Epic featuring music from the original Star Wars trilogy, among others.
This season, the Symphony is excited to feature guest artist Alan “Weaver” Copeland and Friends. Alan Copeland is a Grammy Award winning musician who has worked with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and was a member of The Modernaires, a group that had the pleasure of performing alongside Glenn Miller.
Students from the Sierra Strings Outreach Project, founded by violinist Makena Clark, will be performing at the concert. Makena is extremely passionate about teaching and advocating for the arts. She teaches at Sierra Waldorf School and maintains a large private strings studio. Ms. Clark is a section violinist with the Reno Philharmonic and also performs with the Stockton Symphony and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
This concert will also feature Columbia College music students as soloists. Tyler Van Zuiden will play Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major. Aaron David will be playing Vittorio Monti’s Czardas arranged for tuba and brass band. Phoenix Farris will be playing Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Admittance to the concert is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.