Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert II
The Palo Alto Philharmonic is a community-based orchestra featuring a talented group of musicians, performing under the guidance of music director Thomas Shoebotham. Since its formation in 1988, this orchestra has set the bar for classical music in Palo Alto. The organization presents an annual series of chamber and orchestral concerts executed by local and visiting musicians. Of all Palo Alto events, Concert II may be the one you just can’t miss.
December’s main event will be held on December 8th. The Palo Alto Philharmonic will be welcoming violin soloist Christina Mok as she performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto II with the orchestra. Ms. Mok has performed in concert halls around the world, from Europe to Asia. Mok has become quite familiar in classical music circles in the U.S., especially in California. She spends a lot of time performing solo, participating in chamber recitals, and leading orchestras. This seasoned violist has appeared as a soloist with the Russian Federal Symphony Orchestra, the Stockholm Symphony, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
The concert will also feature works by Charles Ives and Roy Harris, two famous American Composers who gained fame in the first half of the 20th century. The orchestra will be performing Ives’ Decoration Day, a piece inspired by the composer’s childhood memories of hometown band concerts. Harris’ Symphony No.3, written in 1939, is believed to be the most widely performed of all American symphonies.
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