On Saturday evening, July 25, 2015, The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra presented ,"An Evening at Esterhazy," with the Esterhazy Chamber Orchestra performing under the baton of its Music Director, Maestro James Domine.
In his opening remarks, Maestro Domine welcomed the concertgoers to the Elks Lodge Auditorium, a new and wonderful venue for the Orchestra, and thanked the season subscribers for their ongoing and much appreciated support. He asked that everyone consider signing up for a season subscription to ensure that the SFVSO can continue to provide,"Great Music Close to Home," far into the future. Subscription renewal forms for the 2015-2016 season will be mailed out in August.
For those who were unable to attend this Concert, the program opened with the inaugural performance of Maestro Domine's own great composition, "Overture in E-flat major," written by him for this occasion. It was followed with the stellar performances of J. S. Bach's "Violin Concerto in A minor" by violinist extraordinaire Ruth Bruegger, and Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in G minor for two 'cellos" with outstanding 'cellists Daniel Grab and Billy Tobenkin. After a short intermission, the Orchestra performed the "Symphony #9 in C major" by Franz Josef Haydn and the "Symphony in D major" by Michael Haydn.
Throughout the entire program, the Esterhazy Chamber Orchestra played beautifully! The audience reacted with applause and cheers after each piece of music and resounding and sustained applause at the conclusion. Comments heard as the concertgoers exited were how wonderful the program was, how pleased they were with the concert hall, and how they were looking forward to signing up for the next season.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming new season opening Concert on September 20, 2015!