Sunday, September 15th 3:00pmTempleton Performing Arts Center
Copland / Appalachian Spring
Ives / Three Places in New England
Ives / Charlie Rutlage
Copland / Old American Songs, Set 1
Special Performance by
Dan Gibbs, Baritone Soloist
Celebrating American Song
The Symphony of the Vines opens its season of celebration with “Celebrating American Song.” This program contains music based on our rich history of songs and features baritone Dan Gibbs. The All-American program includes the well known “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland in its original 13 instruments version. Also on the program is Charles Ives’ fascinating portrayal of “Three Places in New England” that contains musical references to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and a 4th of July celebration. Baritone Dan Gibbs joins the orchestra for Ives’ “Charlie Rutlage,” the tragic story of a Texas cowpuncher. The program concludes with Copland’s “Old American Songs,” a nostalgic and humorous collection of familiar songs.
Celebrate all season long with Symphony of the Vines season tickets, which offer better value and savings compared to individual tickets. We have an amazing season planned for you and hope you will be there for every incredible moment.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT
Dan Gibbs, baritone, is an emerging young artist from Ashland, Oregon. In 2011 he graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.A. in Music, with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. Dan has studied with Dr. Paul French, Ellie Holt Murray, Laurie Ann Hunter, Willene Gunn, and world-renowned baritone Rod Gilfry. Performing regularly in the Rogue Valley, Dan has been a featured soloist with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, the SOU Chamber and Concert Choirs, the SOU Symphonic Band, the Siskiyou Singers, and the Britt Festival Symphony Orchestra. On the operatic stage Dan has held five roles with Rogue Opera (Medford, OR), participated in the Rogue Opera's "Voices from the Valley" Opera Workshop (2007-2009) Brava! James M. Collier Young Artist Vocal Competition (2013) and Opera Workshop (2010, 2012). In October, 2013, Dan will be the featured soloist with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, performing Ralph Vaughn Williams' "5 Mystical Songs".
Saturday, October 26th 7:00pmSPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT THE ATASCADERO PAVILLION- THIS CONCERT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH SEASON TICKETS
Alvord / Of Time's Many Waters (World Premiere for Atascadero Centennial)
Atascadero Centennial Celebration Concert
How do you say Happy 100th Birthday? Some say it with flowers. Some say it with candy. Some call NBC's Willard Scott and ask him to announce it while advertising jams and jellies. Atascadero High School alumnus Darin Alvord composed a symphony. It will be performed by the North County-based Symphony of the Vines under the direction of Dr. Gregory Magie Saturday evening, Oct. 26th, at the Lake Pavilion starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. Concert sponsorships are also available with special benefits for those contributing $250, $500 or $1,000. Interested sponsors may contact Steve Martin at (805) 296-2487.
"Of Time ís Many Waters" is a 24-minute musical walk through the founding and evolution of the City of Atascadero, featuring 15 different themes corresponding with different historic eras. The reference to water is a tip of the hat to the etymology of the word Atascadero, which comes from an archaic Spanish term meaning bog or a place where one gets stuck. Legend is that the Spanish Conquistadores struggled through marshy land in the huge meadow that would eventually be home to the City of Atascadero. Over the years the meaning of the name has been re-purposed by local promoters to connote a land of many waters.
Sunday, October 27th 3:00pmTempleton Performing Arts Center
Alvord / Of Time's May Waters (World Premier for Atascadero Centennial)
Wagner / Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Mendelssohn / Symphony #5, "Reformation"
Celebrate Atascadero’s Centennial with Symphony of the Vines. Atascadero native, Darin Alvord, wrote “Of Time’s Many Waters” celebrating Atascadero through the decades. This world premier performance will be a highlight of the year-long centennial celebrations.
Another significant event of 2013 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner, a German romantic composer of music dramas who had a profound influence on the history of music. We perform his popular “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from the epic Ring Cycle. This concert also falls on “Reformation Sunday,” a celebration of reforms to the Christian church. Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn composed Symphony #5, “Reformation,” for celebrations commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Reformation. The work features Martin Luther’s popular hymn tune “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”
Sunday, January 26th 3:00pmTempleton Performing Arts Center
Haydn / Symphony #22, "Philosopher"
Mozart / Sinfonia Concertante
Handel / Concerto Grosso ("Alexander's Feast")
Special Performance by
Brynne Albanese, soloist
Peter Jandula-Hudson, soloist
Symphony of the Vines is proud to feature new Concertmaster, Brynn Albanese, with violist Peter Jandula-Hudson, performing Mozart’s beautiful Sinfonia Concertante. Joseph Haydn, revered as the “Father of the Symphony,” was also a friend and chamber music partner with Mozart.
His symphonic output contains over 100 symphonies, including the popular and fascinating Symphony #22, “The Philosopher.” George Frederic Handel, the favorite composer of Beethoven, and also loved by Mozart and Haydn, will be featured with a “Grand Concerto.” Celebrate the finest of 18th century music with world class soloists and musicians.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT
Brynn has toured and performed world-wide sharing her exhilarating style with audiences from Boston to the Netherlands. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, her first great musical memory was that of concertmaster for the University Orchestra on a tour to the former Soviet Union in 1987. She has also served as concertmaster and soloist for the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic, and as principal second and soloist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. After seven years of living in the Netherlands and performing with various Dutch Orchestras, Brynn found herself longing to come back to California in search for personal and musical serenity. Brynn currently teaches violin and is an orchestral coach for the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Symphony. Performing virtually all styles of music, she travels extensively recording for various artists.
At home she has a full private teaching studio as well. She regularly presents recitals with pianist Lynne Garrett forming the duo, The Parlor Performers. She has been a soloist with the San Luis Obispo Symphony for their Youth Concerts and has will be teaching at the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony Camp Ocean Pines Summer Youth String Program. Brynn is a fearless musician unrestrained by a single discipline. She relishes the opportunity to discover and uncover musical and non-musical experiences in all areas of life.
Sunday, April 6th 3:00pmSan Miguel Mission
An American Mass and other selections
Special Performance by
Cricket Handler and Jill Anderson, directors
Cuesta North County Chorus
Cassandra Tarantino, director
Choral Celebration in the Mission
Celebrate the historic beauty and acoustics of Mission San Miguel as Symphony of the Vines collaborates with two local choral groups. Canzona, a female choral ensemble, will perform works by female American composers. Led by Jill Anderson and Cricket Handler, Canzona has built a passionate following. Also joining The Vines will be the Cuesta North County Chorus. Under the direction of Cassandra Tarantino, the group has established an important niche in the North County for excellent choral performance. We will perform a recent composition, “An American Mass,” that features many popular melodies interwoven into the fabric of the music.