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 held on Sunday, May 15 at the brand new Dublin High School Center for the Performing Arts & Education.
Bach: Aria “Wie freudig ist mein Herz” BWV 199 no. 8
Holst: Moderato from Fugal Concerto
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Elgar: Salut D’Amour
Mozart: “Der Holle Rache” (Königin der Nacht, Die Zauberflote)
J.Strauss: “Mein Herr Marquis” (Adele, Die Fledermaus)
Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante for piano & orchestra