Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum welcomes musically gifted young people to discover their hidden talents and proudly announces Auditions for 2019-2020 Season and European Tour to Hungary, Slovakia and Austria on June 22-29, 2020. Auditions will be held on February 24, 2019 in Saratoga, CA and on March 3, 2019 in Dublin, CA. Season 2019-2020 rehearsals will be held from September till June in the Mission district of Fremont, CA (location TBA). European Tour will be mandatory part of the season. We will offer an opportunity to perform in one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls in Budapest, Eisenstadt and Vienna, visit historic landmark sites…

Old Masters at Mission Santa Clara

Inspired by Carnegie Hall's Auditorium Stern appearance this summer Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum, premier youth orchestra of Tri-Valley started the new season with concert of old masters' music. Program featured selected young orchestra members playing Concertos and young rising opera star mezzo-soprano Julia King. Artistic Director Temirzhan Yerzhanov took the podium.  


Third Season ended with exciting concert on June 22, 2018 at at Carnegie Hall Auditorium Stern in New York. It took only two seasons of hard work to be selected to participate in the Viennese Masters Invitational organized by Music Celebrations International.  The program which was thoroughly chosen to please more than 2000 knowledgeable New Yorkers included Mozart's March K249, Don Giovanni Overture and Schumann's Introduction & Allegro appassionato Op. 92 for piano and orchestra performed by pianist and conductor Temirzhan Yerzhanov and conductor Imant Airea. Three youth and adult orchestras were selected for this event…

Third Season Opens

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum opens a third season at Dublin Center for Performing Arts & Education on November 19, 2017, 3PM with an exquisite program: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture Mozart: Dalla sua pace (Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni) Rossini: Si, ritrovarla (Don Ramiro, La Cenerentola) Mozart: Symphony no. 39 Soloist - Greg Allen Friedman, tenor Conductor - Temirzhan Yerzhanov For tickets see "Upcoming Concerts" This special season will end on June 22, 2018 in New York on main stage of Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium. It is a truly historic achievement for a young orchestra…

Unique Premiere in Santa Clara

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum is preparing for another season concert on February 26, 2017, 2:30PM at Mission Santa Clara with its grand acoustics. Together with works of Beethoven, Gluck, Brahms and J. Strauss a rare gem - Concerto for piano four hands and orchestra by Leopold Kozeluh - will be premiered by internationally acclaimed Klara Frei & Temirzhan Yerzhanov Piano Duet. Leopold Kozeluh was prolific composer known as a successor of Mozart after his departure from Prague. Concert will be led by esteemed Music Director Imant Airea. For tickets please click "Upcoming Concerts"

Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council hosted OGP

Benefit concert “Four Hands and a Baton” sponsored by the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council to support musical arts in the community and schools had a huge success on February 4, 2017  at the Amador Theater. It featured internationally acclaimed piano duet Klara Frei & Temirzhan Yerzhanov in works for four hands by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, joined by Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum under conductors Temirzhan Yerzhanov and Imant Airea in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito Overture and in a rare performance of one of three existing piano concertos for piano 4 hands - by Leopold…

Second Season Started

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum, youth group based in Pleasanton, CA opened its second season in a new magnificent venue - Mission Santa Clara known for its one of the best acoustical qualities. Program included music by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Faure, Delibes, J. Strauss and Prokofiev. Featured soloist - Bay Area's favorite and internationally acclaimed soprano Olga Chernisheva. Conductor - Artistic Director Temirzhan Yerzhanov.