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Baroque and Brazil to Flavor Santa Cecilia Orchestra Concert

February 18th, 2010 by Temple City Tribune

Baroque and Bach to Flavor Santa Cecila Orchestra ConcertThe Santa Cecilia Orchestra claims a special mission to serve the Latino community to stimulate interest in classical music but it serves all of us with its programming. This season the orchestra has scheduled five concerts, the third being held this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Thorne Hall on the campus of Occidental College under the leadership of its music director and conductor, Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega.
Sunday’s concert carries the title “Baroque Meets Brazil” and with its program of Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach and Henri Villa-Lobos compositions, it takes on the old and the new with a vengeance.

Three Vivaldi numbers will be performed with soloists in each: violinists Melissa Phelps, Yi-Huan Zhao, Adnrew McIntosh and Andrew Tholl in Concerto for four violins; flutist Salpy Kerkonian in his Flute Concerto; and lutenist Michel Kudirka in the Lute Concerto. Two by Bach to be played will be an orchestral version of Preline in B-minor from the “Well Tempered Clavier” and the “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 3. The relatively modern Villa-Lobos pieces will be Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 and No. 9.

Tickets are $26, $20 and $7 for youth, age 17 and under. Occidental College, Thorne Hall is at 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles. For information, please call (323) 259-3011.

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