Official 2017-2018 Auditions Results

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum is happy to announce a list of candidates who are invited to become new members in 2017-2018 season (in alphabetical order). Please check e-mails for further information. GROUP APOLLO VIOLINS Campbell Aidan, Chen Kristen, Cheng Jonathan, Escudero Hanna, Gao Brandon, Guan Anna, Hiraoka Lillian, Hua Joie, Huang Bridget, Kalluraya Meera, Li Cynthia, Liu Alicia, Lo Austin, Oliveira Michael, Rao Sashank, Rong Chloe, Satish Aditya, Suresh Shreya, Tam Karen, Yi Zhuoxian, Zhang Audrey VIOLAS Lam Hanna, Liu Karen, Luu Audrey, Malyshkina Yulia, Schwarz Elizabeth, Zhou Olivia CELLOS Chen Andrew, Cho…

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.

Inaugural Season Finale

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum closed its inaugural season with the third and final concert presenting best music students from Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and vicinity.  The concert featured internationally acclaimed Music Director Imant Airea, Artistic Director and “Best Performer of Year” by SF Classical Voice, pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov in a rare Chopin’s work and Bay Area’s favorite coloratura soprano Alexandra Sessler in dazzling arias of Queen of the Night and Adele. OGP is the first youth orchestra in Tri-Valley set to high artistic standards and performing such variety of genres. The concert was…

Second concert was a new step!

The Second Concert of the Inaugural Season broke a record in number of players, variety of instruments and in public attendance as well. Groups Apollo and Delphi were joined by harpist Shannon Zheng, organist Arushi Arora, percussionist Kavin Raj, violinists Alexandra Zhu, Anne Plescia and Bryan Sun. Significant contribution was made by professional players and coaches Katherine Hagen, Jonathan Mikus-Mahoney and James Schulz. The central spot in the concert was taken by violinist Igor Veligan who lyrically soloed in Wieniawski's Legende and Music Director Imant Airea with his enormous passion for music.

Visit our Inaugural Concert

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum announces the Inaugural Concert featuring guest soloists and held in a brand new theater! Program Weber:  Invitation to the Dance Brahms:  Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 Albinoni:  Adagio Vivaldi:  Concerto for four violins & orchestra Schubert:  Ave Maria Bizet:  Habanera from Carmen Svendsen:  Norwegian Rhapsody Eric Wang, Bryan Sun, Anne Plescia, Alexandra Zhu (violins), Anna Yelizarova (mezzo-soprano) Imant Airea (conductor) Time: November 22, 2015, 3PM Location: Dublin High School Center for Performing Arts & Education 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568