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February 6, 2007 > Valentine Concert

Valentine Concert

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra announces it Valentine Concert on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 8 p.m. at the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont.

This concert for a string orchestra features 38 members of the Fremont Symphony string section. Mozart's charming Divertimento in D, composed when he was 16 years of age, opens the program. The music for Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 10 was recently rediscovered. The heart of the program consists of three pieces for strings, all written by British composers in the 20th century. Each of the three pieces uses the resources of the string section in different ways.

Vaughan Williams' Fanatasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis divides the orchestra into three groups; a quartet, a medium-sized group of nine players, and the large string section. In Elgar's Introduction and allegro, a solo string quartet contrasts with the full string orchestra in a manner reminiscent of the baroque concertos of ach and Handel. Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings is a cycle of six songs for tenor and string orchestra. Britten's songs feature solos by tenor Matthew O'Neill, a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. The horn solos will be performed by Meredith Brown, principal horn player in the Fremont, Napa and Vallejo lSmphonies.

Single tickets for the concert are $37 and $42, $20 for students with ID. Single tickets are available by calling the Fremont Symphony box office at (510) 794-1659, on the web until the day of the performace at www.fremontsymphony.org, or by visiting the box office at the Smith Center one hour before performance time. The concerts takes place at the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine & Performing Arts at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont.

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