Photo Courtesy of the Santa Clarita Philharmonic.
The Santa Clarita Philharmonic is pleased to announce the second of three concerts for their 2015-2016 season under the music direction of Jeffrey Gilbert.
The next concert on Feb. 21, 2016 will be a lighter “pops” concert.
Included in the program is the Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets featuring our own Jodi Malone and Lisa Edeleman as soloists. There will also be a performance of a medley of Abba songs and a selection of songs from the Broadway Musical “Les Miserables.”
Completing the first half will be an amusing original arrangement of animal themed songs prepared by our Composer in Residence, Mark Gasbarro.
The second half will feature former SCVTV morning show co-host, Dave Caldwell, narrating Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”
This a wonderful children’s story told with music and an excellent introduction to the instruments of the orchestra as each character is portrayed by a different instrument.
The remaining 2015-16 concert line up for the Santa Clarita Philharmonic is:
February 21, 2016
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets
Original compositions by Mark Gasbarro
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
May 15, 2016
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Winner of the 2nd Annual Student Concerto Competition
Hadyn Symphony No. 45 “Farewell”
*Programs subject to change
Concerts are free and held at Hart High School Auditorium 24825 N. Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321 at 3:00pm. A instrument Musical Petting Zoo will be held prior to the concert at 2:00pm sponsored by the West Coast Music Academy.
About Dave Caldwell:
Dave Caldwell has been involved in media professionally since 1981. He has worked in network television as a sitcom writer, production and play-by-play sportscaster, the sports editor of a daily newspaper (Santa Clarita Signal), sports director at a radio station (KHTS AM-1220) and sports director at a television station (SCVTV). He has been an anchor and show host since 2000, creating such shows as the SCV Sports Show (187 episodes), Inside Sports and the SCV Today show. As a sportscaster he has called more than 1,000 games, matches and events since 1997 (including football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, track and swimming) from high school to the pros. He was nominated for an Emmy Award as Host/Producer of the “2013 High School Football Preview Show” and named one of Southern California’s Best Play-by-Play Sportscasters eight years in a row by the Los Angeles Daily News. He currently a play-by-play sportscaster with Fox Sports West, and is the “Voice of the The Master’s College Mustangs” men’s and women’s basketball teams.
About Mark Gasbarro:
Mark Gasbaro, composer/arranger, is one of the most sought after pianists in the entertainment industry. His piano playing and orchestrations have been featured on a long list of Hollywood blockbusters including the beautifully touching featured piano solo in Pixar’s hit film Up which won the Academy Award® for Best Score, as well as 2015 summer blockbusters Jurassic World, Inside Out, Tomorrowland and the upcoming release of Disney’s 2016 computer-animated feature film Zootopia.
About the Santa Clarita Philharmonic:
The Santa Clarita Philharmonic is a community-based, volunteer symphony orchestra comprised of professional, semi-professional, avocational, and student musicians from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. The SCP is dedicated to providing quality musical opportunities and performances for the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. The orchestra is a non-profit organization supported by donations from individuals and companies that recognize the importance of continuing the great tradition of music in the community for both players and audiences. The SCP is classified as a 501(c)(3) exempt organizations and all donations are tax deductible.
Video Footage: Part 1: http://scvtv.com/2015/12/16/santa-clarita-valley-philharmonic-part-1/
Part 2: http://scvtv.com/2015/12/16/santa-clarita-philharmonic-part-2/