Music director Bethany Pflueger will lead PCO to the first concert of 2020. Performances include Beethoven, Griffes, Kalinnikov and Dante Luna. Performance time: World premiere on January 24, 2020.
Pasadena, CA (Merxwire) – Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO), led by Music Director Bethany Pflueger, will perform the first concert of the new year on January 24, 2020. Performances include Beethoven, Griffes, Kalinnikov and Dante Luna.
Dante Luna is a popular composer and performer in Los Angeles, whose compositions are influenced by Viennese Classical to the New Simplicity movement. Mr. Luna has been playing piano and studying music theory since the age of five. Learn classical percussion and jazz.
In 2018, he graduated from UCLA with Latin honors with a BA in Music: Percussion Performance & Composition. As a performer, he can be heard playing with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pasadena Symphony/Pops, and many other Los Angeles-based ensembles. Luna’s original composition, Stamping Grounds, will premiere on January 24 with the Pasadena Community Orchestra.
Also on the program, is Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, written in 1807 for a German stage play by Heinrich von Collin. The work features a powerful C major theme in the beginning, which contrasts with a lyrical E-flat major theme. American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes wrote The White Peacock originally for piano in 1915 and then orchestrated it into a tone poem in 1919. Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov was a Russian composer who wrote his Symphony No. 1 in G minor from 1894 – 1895.
WHERE: In the sanctuary of First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena (west of Michillinda Avenue). Ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.
WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
More information please visit: http://www.pcomusic.org/
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