• A Bountiful Appetizer Buffet
• Exciting Silent and Live Auctions
• Delightful Entertainment • Cash Bar
A Festive, Fun-filled Evening of Conversation & Entertainment!
You are invited to help the Clinton Symphony Orchestra close its 62nd season on a high note and usher in its 63rd year of great expectations. The evening will include a bountiful array of delicious specialty hors d'oeuvers, live and silent auction items suitable for every budget and taste, lively music, and sprightly, engaging conversation. A cash bar will be available as well.
The fee is a modest $45.00 per person or $320 per table of 8, a small charge indeed for such a unique evening of entertainment, an event many members and guests look forward to each year.
Christopher Theofanidis (b. 1967) is one of the more widely performed American composers of his generation. He regularly writes for a variety of musical genres, from orchestral and chamber music to opera and ballet. His work, Rainbow Body, which is loosely based on a melodic fragment of Hildegard of Bingen, is one of the most perfrmed orchestral works of the past fifteen years, and [it] has been programmed by over 120 orchestras internationally. Mr. Theofanidis’ works have been played by such groups as the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Moscow Soloists, and he has a long-standing relationship with the Atlanta Symphony and Maestro Robert Spano. Several of his works have been recorded by that ensemble on the TELARC and ASO MEDIA labels. In 2007, he was composer of the year for the Pittsburgh Symphony, for whom he wrote a violin concerto for the soloist Sarah Chang.
Mr. Theofanidis has written widely for the stage, from a work for the American Ballet Theatre, to multiple dramatic pieces, including The Refuge with Leah Lax for the Houston Grand Opera and Heart of a Soldier with Donna DiNovelli for...(continue)
Anton Stephanovich Arensky (1861-1906) was born in Novgorod, Russia, the son of talented amateur musicians who encouraged him to pursue music as a career. In 1879 the family moved to St. Petersburg where he took private lessons in piano and composition before seeking entrance at the Conservatory to study with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Rimsky evidently thought well enough of his young protégé to allow him to help prepare the vocal sections of his opera The Snow Maiden.
Arensky acquitted himself quite well in his studies and graduated with honors, winning a Gold Medal in 1882. He was so valued by the Moscow Conservatory that the school offered him the position of Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint, where he became the youngest member of the faculty. Among his students were Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, and Reinhold Gliere. He stayed with the conservatory for thirteen years before resigning to become the... (continue)
In June 2016, the CSO again offers a free public concert for the citizens of Clinton and the surrounding areas. Riverview Park along the Clinton waterfront is the site of the concert, which begins at 6:30 pm. Friends of the symphony are encouraged to attend and bring along with them their family members and neighbors.
Musical selections cover a broad range including the light classical, Broadway, television, and motion pictures genres.
Symphony @ Riverview events in previous years have been well attended by the public in the Clinton area and from surrounding counties. To some it has become an annual social musical occasion much anticipated.
Check Back Later for a Listing of Program Selections.
Mr Sibelius, you have been sitting at home for quite some time; it's time for you to do some traveling." So began a letter sent by Baron Axel Carpelan to the Finnish composer. The Baron had in a previous letter urged Sibelius to write an overture to accompany the Helsinki Philharmonic on its European tour in 1900. The Baron insisted the overture be titled Finlandia.
Now, Baron Carpelan urged the Finnish composer to vacation in Italy, the sunny climes of which had inspired Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss.
You will spend the late autumn and
the winter in Italy, a country where one learns cantabile, balance and harmony, plasticity and symmetry of lines, a country where everything is beautiful – even the ugly.
With the financial assistance of another benefactor, Sibelius did as the Baron suggested and, with his family, took an immediate sojourn to Italy where he began work on what became considered by many his most nationalistic symphony. Sibelius himself thought of the work in later years as purely abstract music, although he did not hesitate to ride the nationalistic wave after its premiere in 1902.
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