Season opener!! Do you LOVE Broadway? Fremont Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present the most popular symphonic Broadway show in the world with three fantastic singers who have starred in some of the biggest musicals on Broadway.
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
It’s 1962, and plump, big-haired teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the local teenage TV dance program. When she learns a few dance moves from her black friend Seaweed, her wish comes true and she becomes an instant local celebrity. Using her new-found fame, Tracy advocates for racial integration on the show – an uphill battle she has every intention of winning.
Symphonic in scale and conductorless, Music at the Mission will shake the roof off Old Mission San Jose as the MAM Chamber Players take on this daring program of large scale chamber works. Dvoraks orchestral, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Mendelssohns masterpiece Octet in E-flat, Adams propulsive Shaking and Trembling from Shaker Loops, and Golijovs homage to the great tango composer Astor Piazzolla, Last Round (borrowed from the short story about boxing by Julio Cortázar) will knock you out!
Conductor John Farris 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.
2018 Mission Masquerade Buccaneers Ball
Music at the MIssions annual fundraising ball, the 2018 Mission Masquerade Buccaneers Ball will be held on Friday, April 13th 6PM at the DoubleTree Hotel in Newark, CA.
This years special honoree and champion of the arts and culture in the Tri-City Area is the Niles Rotary Club of Fremont and Volunteer of the Year, Katherine Lee.
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.
Masterful, romantic and passionate, the music of Hungary and Austria echoes the historic river that links these distinctive cultures along its far-flung banks. While the countries differ greatly in language and conventions, they share common artistic roots. Mighty Danube has it all from Haydns melodic confection and Dopplers exquisite pastoral to the fearless intimacy and intensity of Smetana, Liszts thunderous gallop, and Dohnanyis lush, sorrowing emotion. It is poetry and storytelling at its finest! The Mighty Danube has it all.
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of... click for more.