Beethoven 250th Anniversary Concert is canceled

Due to recommendation by Santa Clara County Health Department Concert Beethoven's 250th Anniversary at Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA  on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30PM is canceled.    


Youth Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum from Fremont, CA welcomes musically gifted young people to discover their hidden talents. Auditions are arranged individually at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 2791 Driscoll Rd, Fremont, CA where season rehearsals will be held from September 14 till June 13. 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 related to the lives of great composers Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt, experience unparalleled educational opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. Festival concert celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary at…


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.

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