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September 21, 2010 > Triumph of the Spirit

Triumph of the Spirit

Submitted By Susan L. Rose

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra opens its 47th season with "Triumph of the Spirit," led by Conductor David Sloss in a program of three works demonstrating each composer's spiritual triumph.

Opening the evening will be Henry Mollicone's ethereal "Final Light," the last movement of a larger work, depicting "passage of the soul from this world to a higher realm and the attainment of true spiritual peace" according to the composer. Mollicone will give a concert preview of his work, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Fremont Symphony Young Artist Competition winner, Stephen Kim will perform Peter Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. In writing this concerto, Tchaikovsky recovered both his inspiration and his health after a terrible bout of depression. Stephen has won many prizes, including first prize in the prestigious California International Young Artists Violin Competition. He also claimed first prize in the Felix Khuner Concerto Competition, the Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has been a featured soloist on National Public Radio's From the Top.

In the depths of despair over his deafness, Ludvig van Beethoven found a new voice and new hope in writing his Symphony #3, the Eroica. David Sloss describes this symphony as "one of the longest single strides in the evolution of the symphony...with the breadth of its emotional landscape, the intensity of its rhetoric and the grandeur of its formal design."

The Fremont Symphony will honor the Fremont Bank Foundation at this concert for their 15 years of support for the Symphony.

"The Triumph of the Spirit" Concert
Saturday, September 25
Preview at 7:15 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 371-4859

Tickets: $20-$48

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