On Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2015, the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra presented the Esterhazy Chamber Orchestra of Calabasas, conducted by its Music Director and Conductor, James Domine. In his opening remarks, Maestro Domine thanked the audience for attending, and expressed his gratitude to the many season subscribers and donors, without whom he could not continue to provide, "Great Music Close to Home." He also acknowledged the efforts of the members of the SFVSO's Board of Directors by asking them to stand.
The afternoon's program was a wonderful one, featuring three foremost soloists: Katherine Marsh performing Vivaldi's "Flute Concerto in F major;" Nancy Roth performing Mozart's "Violin Concerto #1 in B-flat major, and Steven Ades, performing Maestro James Domine's Bassoon Concerto. These consummate musicians would have made Vivaldi and Mozart, and did make Domine, very proud. The final piece was the "Finale from Sinfonia #2 in E-flat major by Domine, a remarkable and beautiful composition. The audience enthusiastically applauded and cheered the musicians, soloists, and music director, composer, conductor James Domine for a great concert.
Comments heard from the departing concertgoers were how much they enjoyed the performances, and that the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center was a delightful place with excellent acoustics for a Sunday afternoon concert.To those of you who were unable to attend, you missed something special; but we look forward to seeing you on November 28th at the Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks.