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 starts new season with concert of old masters' music. Program features selected young orchestra members playing Concertos and young rising opera star mezzo-soprano Julia King. Conductor - Artistic Director Temirzhan Yerzhanov. Venue: Mission Santa Clara Date & Time: Sunday, November 11, 2018,  2:30pm Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA Free admission

Historic concert at Carnegie Hall

Third Season ended with exciting concert on June 22, 2018 at at Carnegie Hall Auditorium Stern in New York. It was a part of Viennese Masters Invitational organized by Music Celebrations International. 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 and OGP was the only one that got a standing ovation! It was a memorable concert and tour for our young members.

We go on Carnegie Hall Tour!

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum will make a history on June 22, 2018 performing on main stage of Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium in New York, arguably world's best concert hall! It took only two seasons of hard work to be selected among other US youth orchestras to participate in the "Viennese Masters Festival". The program which was thoroughly chosen to please more than 2000 knowledgeable New Yorkers will include music by Mozart and Schumann featuring conductor Imant Airea and conductor and pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov. On this tour young players will have a once-in-a-life experience,…

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.

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