DOMINE: Serenata de Jalisco
The Conductor, Maestro James Domine, and the SFVSO gave a very inspired performance on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in their new venue, the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civics Art Plaza. The opening folk-based piece was a lively beginning to the music that followed, with Maestro Domine giving it an exciting interpretation!
FERNANDEZ: Holiday Concerto for Horn & Orchestra, Jennifer Bliman, Soloist
The new concerto by Mr. Charles Fernandez obviously inspired the Orchestra and the viruoso soloist. The form, orchestration, and duration of the concerto represented very clearly the intentions of the talented composer! To have Ms. Bliman as horn soloist would be any composer's dream, as evidenced by her virtuoso performance.
HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major, Daniel Grab, Soloist
The Haydn masterpiece was another high level achievement of this musical evening! The cello virtuoso, Mr. Daniel Grab, presented himself as a new cello star of the 21st century, and we can all look forward to his international cello stardom.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Maestro Domine concluded the program with this wonderful symphony. The Orchestra responded to it, as well as to the other pieces, in virtuoso style on this most memorable evening!
"Viva la Musica!" "Viva Maestro James Domine!"
March 22, 2012