2013-2014 Concert Season


Sunday, March 22nd 3:00pm



J.S. Bach and Sons

The works of J. S. Bach mark the pinacle of the baroque style, reaching spiritual heights rarely equaled. His sons were the leading composers of the next generation. Second eldest son, Carl Philip Emanuel, applied the principals of rhetoric and drama to musical structure. Youngest son Johann Christian was a leading composer in London. P. D. Q. Bach, the pseudonym of Peter Schickele, wrote some of the most hilarious and entertaining music. Be inspired by the variety, splendor and brilliance of the Bach family in the timeless beauty of the Mission San Miguel.

Tickets $30 general admission
Seniors $27
Students $15


Saturday, January 17th 2:00pm



Heqing Huang Piano Recital
Enjoy an afteroon of music, wine, and hors d'oevres with featured pianist Heqing Huang at the Ritter Estate in San Luis Obispo.
• Tickets FREE
• Donations graciously accepted at the event


Sunday, January 18th 3:00pm



Viennese Celebration
We are excited to present the young Chinese pianist, Heqing Huang, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Beethoven used the piano concertos to show off his skills and introduce himself to the Viennese public. Also in this program is a symphony filled with drama and humor, composed for Haydn’s first trip to London. We open the program with a charming overture by Rossini.



Tickets $30 general admission
Seniors $27
Students $15


Sunday, November 16th 4:00pm



Cass Winery Recital
Enjoy brilliant classical music performed by Torsten Juul-Borre Sunday, November 16th at Cass Winery in Paso Robles. Featuring compositions by Gade, Balazs, Ravel, Liszt, and Chopin. Enjoy the music, fine Cass wines and delectable food from the Café, prepared by Chef Jacob. Order tickets online below, or the Chambers of Commerce in Cambria, Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Templeton, as well as retail locations at right.





Tickets $30 general admission
Seniors $27
Students $15


Sunday, September 14th 3:00pm

Templeton Performing Arts Center


Impressionistic Gems

Wade into the cool, shimmering sounds of French Impressionism and be rejuvenated with a youthful, exuberant symphony by Franz Schubert. Marvel at the beauty and skill of playing by our featured soloists Suzanne Duffy, flute, and Amber Burdick, harp. Music by Ravel, Delius, Hue and Schubert.

Tickets $30 general admission
Seniors $27
Students $15



Saturday, October 18th 7:30pm


Child Prodigy Tour de Force

Divertimento No. 11 in D W. A. Mozart
Cello Concerto in B-flat L. Boccherini


Sinfonia V in B-flat F. Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 29 in A W. A. Mozart


Add Symphony of the Vines to your Colony Days events as we present music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Boccherini. Featured soloist Jeanne Shumway will perform the tuneful Cello Concerto by Luigi Boccherini. We feature a pair of works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. First, the String Symphony No. 5 by Mendelssohn composed when he was a teenager will delight you with its creativity and ingenuity. Next we will scale down to one on a part for a charming Divertimento by Mozart. The program is crowned with an early symphony by Mozart.


Featured Soloist: Jeanne Shumway

Growing up in a musical family in which both parents and sister played the violin, Jeanne Shumway began musical studies on the violin at age three with her parents, but discovered the cello along the way, and eventually the cello won her allegiance at the age of 10. She has studied performance and chamber music with many notable musicians such as Alice and Eleanor Schoenfeld, Joseph and Lillian Fuchs, David Wells, Joel Krosnick, Raphael Bronstein and Artur Balsam.

Jeanne is Principal Cellist for Symphony of the Vines and Santa Maria Philharmonic, as well as many other groups. She served as Principal of Santa Barbara and Assistant Principal with Santa Barbara Symphony for many years. She has held the principal chair with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the Ventura County Symphony and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and was a member of the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and Festival Mozaic for 32 years. She is also heard often with productions by PCPA Theaterfest. Her Symphonic work has brought her into contact with many fine conductors such as Henri Temianka, Christopher Hogwood, Varujian Kojian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Gisele Ben-Dor, and Valery Ryvken.

Chamber music is an essential part of Jeanne's musical life. She has been active in many chamber ensembles throughout California, and her recital and chamber music experiences include performances throughout the United States, Europe and the Orient.
After many years as a resident of Santa Barbara, Jeanne now resides in San Luis Obispo County, where she is an active educator, serving on the faculty of Cal Poly University and teaching privately in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara areas, and performs with many groups throughout Central California


Tickets $30 general admission
Seniors $27
Students $15