Throughout history, the number seven has been associated with mystery, perfection and alchemy. Discover the power of seven through these rarely-performed gems, each composed for a different combination of seven instruments. Saint Saëns’ delightful Septet in E-Flat Major opens the concert with strings, piano and trumpet. It is followed by Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, which was written to showcase the expressive range and elegant finesse of the harp. The concert closes with the lively Beethoven Septet in E-Flat, which the composer eventually resented for its extraordinary popularity.
Conductor John Farrer leads the Fremont Symphony in works of staggering, transcendent beauty. Experience Ravel’s sublime Pavane for a Dead Princess and Barber’s heart-wrenching Adagio for Strings. Be among the first to hear “Gayatri Transfigured” a world-premiere composed by FSO’s principal cellist Dan Reiter that is based on an ancient Indian Raga.
Come celebrate the many faces of love. Conductor Jason Klein leads your Fremont Symphony Orchestra in an evening of romance, flirtation, marriage, and unrequited love. Pianist Hélène Wickett performs Mozart’s twenty-first piano concerto, a tour-de-force that was later used in the soundtrack to the movie “Elvira Madigan.”
Through centuries of prejudice, these black composers overcame tremendous odds to become masters of their craft. Living in two worlds, each composer drew on jazz harmonies, spirituals and the western classical tradition to create masterworks of stunning beauty. Concertmaster Philip Santos leads the Fremont Symphony String Quartet in a celebration of these awe-inspiring composers.
Our popular Holiday Sparkler concert gets an exciting update! Introducing the Tamalpais Brass Quintet, along with Fremont’s very own Mission Peak Chamber Singers conducted by Ofer dal Lal. Filled with fun and creative arrangements of your favorite music to celebrate the season, it will include an optional singalong and gorgeous music for Brass and Organ.
Experience the adventure and excitement of your favorite movies in this special multimedia event. Superstar conductor Jung-Ho Pak returns to lead the Fremont Symphony with singers from Fremont’s own StarStruck Theatre! 2016 Young Artist Competition winner Michael Peng’s expressive talent and formidable technique are unleashed in the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2.