Our 2016-17 Season

Under the direction of Tony Clements, the ensemble’s 50 musicians perform an annual concert series. All of our performances are in one of the west’s great concert halls, the main stage of the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.   DIRECTIONS

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Mysteries of Life – Our Fall concert
> Sunday, October 30, 2016 • 2pm

Beginning with the opening fanfare of “Fate,” Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony Finale, the Wind Orchestra’s fall concert explores the mysteries of life. The program also features Mark Camphouse’s Elegy, a moving tribute to the composer’s father, and Lauridsen’s contemporary setting of the sacred Magnum Mysterium. Lighter works include a medley of Italian movie themes and pieces from Leroy Anderson and Igor Stravinsky.

Tickets $15/$10 at the door or www.SmithCenter.com. Parking is free on Sundays.
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9th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Concert
Saturday, December 3, 2016 • 1pm

With our friends from the Ohlone Community Band, the Mission Peak Brass Band, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble! Join us after the concert for a reception in the Smith Center lobby.

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American Nostalgia
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 Sunday, March 26, 2017 • 2pm

This concert will take you back to simpler times with Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, and John Williams’ marvelous Harry Potter Symphonic Suite. The trip down memory lane continues with Noah Luna’s The Wireless, Pastime: A Salute to Baseball by Jack Stamp, and the gorgeous music of Brian Balmages and Joseph Curiale.

Tickets $15/$10 at the door or www.SmithCenter.com. Parking is free on Sundays.
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Imagination and Inspiration
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The final performance of our season includes some of the most inspiring and timeless works written for wind band. The concert features James Barnes’ entertaining Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Niccolo Paganini and Vittorio Giannini’s masterpiece Symphony No. 3. The concert will also include pieces by Morton Gould, John Zdechlik, and Anthony O’Toole.

Tickets $15/$10 at the door or www.SmithCenter.com. Parking is free on Sundays.

 

 

Live recordings of our concerts are available through Johnson Digital Audio.

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