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Santa Cecilia Orchestra

The Los Angeles Daily News said it best: “Santa Cecilia Orchestra is more than an orchestra.�

From our earliest days Santa Cecilia Orchestra has looked for ways to act as a cultural resource for the entire community, reaching out to include people of all ages in the discovery of the beauty and power of music. We now have the most diverse and enthusiastic audience in Los Angeles and our success is defined by you.

2016-17 Season We continue our commitment to the community in the current year with a roster filled with magnificent music and programs both new and old that will delight everyone. And our new Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center is greatly enhancing our capacity to create new venues for our vision. Inside these pages you will find: • A stunning Orchestral perfomance at Thorne Hall. • Our popular new chamber series that completely sold out last year. We think this year’s concerts are even better.

• Our Teddy Bear Concert! This special performance for our very youngest audience members was another sell out. So, this year we are offering more opportunities for these budding classical music fans to share our music with their favorite stuffed friends. • Discovering Music, our hugely successful educational program for children and teens. • A new program especially for the adults in the community who want to learn and play an instrument.

• A summer arts day camp for kids that offers exposure to all the arts – music, dance, painting, theatre and more. We can’t wait to welcome a new season of campers in 2017. In short, this year brings more music and more programs to more people. Keep reading for information on how you and your family can be a part of it all. And check our website periodically, as we add concerts and events through the year. Don’t be left out. Subscribe today . . . for the music, for the fun, for the experience! I’ll see you there! Sonia Marie De León de Vega Director and Conductor

The String Concert Program Concerto for 2 cellos in g minor A. Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E-flat major “La Tempeste di Mare” (storm) A. Vivaldi La Folia (Madness) A. Vivaldi Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 H. Villa –Lobos Romanian Folk Dance B. Bartok Holberg Suite E. Grieg

Enjoy an afternoon of music that will make your spirit soar! Our String Concert begins with the virtuosity of SCO’s own musicians playing solos in Vivaldi’s concerti.

The program continues with a performance of Bartok’s hauntingly lyrical and exuberant Romanian Folk Dances. And we complete the concert with Grieg’s exquisite, melodious, Baroque-inspired Holberg Suite.

Immerse yourself in the virtuosity and beauty of this magnificent music as performed by Santa Cecilia Orchestra.

February 12, 2017 Sunday 4:00pm Occidental College, Thorne Hall 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock

Chamber Music at the Center

In “An American Portrait” you can experience America through the eyes and heart of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The String Quartet in F major is known as the “American” not only because it was composed here but also because it contains elements typical of original AfricanAmerican and Native American music.

An American Portrait

Program String Quartet in b minor, Op.11 S. Barber String Quartet F major op. 96 (American Quartet) A. Dvorak

Barber’s string quartet is the source of the famous Adagio for Strings, popularized by the movie Platoon in its later arrangement for full string orchestra. It makes an even more powerful impression in its original context. Adagio for Strings is one of the most solemn and evocative pieces of American music and is often enlisted for times of great emotional stress. This hauntingly beautiful, emotional piece will stay with you well beyond the concert.

November 12, 2016 Saturday 8:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

the Harp & Violin


Music of France and Spain Join us for an elegant evening of music: a beautiful duet that combines the talents of SCO’ s concertmaster violinist Yi-Huan Zhao with the virtuosity of acclaimed harpist Amy Schulman.

The program will feature some of the most atmospheric, evocative music of France and Spain, including SaintSaens Fantaisie, Manual de Falla’s Spanish Dances and J. Massenet’s Meditation.

Experience an unforgettable performance that will conjure visions of exotic lands.

Amy Schulman

March 11, 2017 Saturday 8:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Yi-Huan Zhao

T h e Wo o d w i n d s o f Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Program Fugue in g minor J.S. Bach

Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s wind players usually sit at the back of the orchestra but they take a front seat for this compelling program.

Jeux d’enfants

January 21, 2017 Saturday 8:00pm

G. Bizet Early Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century F. Farkas Wind Quintet, Op. 43 C. Nielsen

It is an opportunity to enjoy the enchantment and unique blending of colorful woodwinds in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Every piece features the phenomenal talent of SCO’s woodwind players, with music ranging from J.S. Bach to the French charm of Bizet to the excitement of Hungarian Dances by Farkas and finally to Nielsen’s masterful quintet for winds.

Special Ev e n t s

Te d d y B e a r Co n c e r t s

Meet the Woodwind Family October 1, 2016 Saturday, 4:00pm and October 9, 2016 Sunday, 4:00pm

They’re back! Last year’s Teddy Bear Concert was a huge success with every seat taken. So, this year we added more concerts to make sure all of the young people in our audience have a chance to see and hear our musicians and their instruments. We have scheduled four Teddy Bear Concerts for your family to meet our orchestra family. Bring your children and their favorite stuffed friends to these delightful

concerts that demonstrate how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will have an opportunity to discover the orchestra’s strings or woodwinds . . . or both! We will provide a complimentary Milk and Cookies Reception after the concert. And you are invited to bring a sack lunch for your own teddy bear picnic before or after the concert on our grounds.

Meet the String Family February 25, 2017 Saturday, 4:00pm and March 4, 2017 Saturday, 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Discovering Music

String Program


Discovering Music is the Orchestra’s award-winning educational program that has reached more than 190,000 children in 70 schools in Los Angeles. The initiative is really a series of programs that bring the beauty and power of classical music to students at every level.

in the school, assuring every child direct and personal contact with the musicians. The musicians’ willingness to share their experiences with music so freely invites a dynamic exchange with the children, who find a fascinating medium through which to explore their own potential.

Our String Program consists of weekly one-hour group lessons on violin, viola or cello throughout the school year.

The founding program offers elementary school children maximum exposure and access to music, providing one orchestra musician per classroom for every classroom

Throughout a school year we offer more than 1,000 individual and chamber performances in classrooms!

The lessons are taught by specially trained string instructors with extensive professional experience in music. Each year culminates in a performance for peers, families and the community.

Our mentorship program for middle and senior high school students includes

Music is for Everyone

exposure to a full range of instruments including all strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

One hour prior to each concert performed at Thorne Hall, Santa Cecilia Orchestra invites the audience to experience

The program was designed to help students who already play musical instruments improve their technique and musicianship.

music by making music. We provide the instruments – an array from each of the orchestra families: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. You will never listen to a master performance the same way again!

Every program in Discovering Music is free of a charge to the schools, children and families participating. Help us continue this vital work by supporting Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Please include a donation with your order or donate at our website

Adults and children are welcome to try their first instrument, try a new instrument, experiment and have fun.

One of our professional musicians at each music station will help you master the basics to produce a note, a bar or a full melody on the instrument of your choice.

ummer Arts Camp S

anta Cecilia Orchestra is proud to present our Summer Arts Camp 2017! The arts play an important role in the healthy development of self-esteem, confidence and intellectual curiosity, all of which play a pivotal role in stellar academic performance at any grade level. This past year SCO launched its own Summer Arts Camp, a day camp where kids enjoy a week filled with creative activities that focus on discovering the power of the arts. Summer Arts Camp is designed to help students explore their creativity and self-expression, and to develop their appreciation of the arts. Activities are led by teaching artists. Students rotate through five activities each day where they play

musical instruments, sing, dance, draw, paint and more. In addition, the camp includes a daily performance by SCO musicians. Our Summer Arts Camp is inspiring and empowering for the students. But most of all, it’s fun! The camps take place at the Santa Cecilia Arts and Leaning Center. Our beautiful buildings are in a secure gated facility with garden courtyard, backyard and ample parking. We have activities for campers ages 6-12. Each camp session runs for five days, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (half days are also available).

Early Bird Tuition (before April 30): $220 per session/week Regular Tuition (after April 30): $250 per session/week

2017 CAMP SCHEDULE Weekly Camp Dates: Week 1: June 12 – 16 Week 2: June 19 – 23 Week 3: June 26 – 30 Week 4: July 10 – 14 Week 5: July 17 – 21 Week 6: July 24 - 28

Registration opens in January 2017. Be part of the fun!

Música del Pueblo


úsica del Pueblo (Music of the Community) is the Orchestra’s new adult education program, which offers group music workshops and performance opportunities to community members who are 18 and older. We invite all beginning musicians, amateur musicians or retired musicians who play a string or woodwind instrument to participate in creating chamber music at the Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center.

Música del Pueblo participants will be coached on their instruments in workshops led by the professional musicians of Santa Cecilia Orchestra. The workshops focus on improving technique, learning new music and ensemble playing. And each year, the Música players will give a performance for the community. Come for the music, come for the coaching, come for the friendship, come for the fun. Program Dates: October 1, 2016 - November 19, 2016, Mondays at 7:00pm Where: Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center, 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock Apply on our website. Registration fee: $75

Discovering Art

Discovering Art The Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center is presenting an evening of painting especially for beginning adult artists (though artists at every level are welcome to join). The evening opens with a wine and cheese reception. Then celebrated artist, Bonnie Lambert, will guide each class step by step in the creation of a painting.

Twilight Passion by Bonnie Lambert

Come paint, drink and meet new friends. Discover your inner artist in a beautiful setting. And take your completed painting home to hang on your wall. No previous experience required. We will provide canvas, all painting supplies and refreshments.

Dates: Select 1 or all 3! October 8, Saturday, 5:00pm December 3, Saturday, 5:00pm March 25, Saturday, 5:00pm Register on our website Registration fee: $40 per person (per session) or $75 per couple.

Event Listing Teddy Bear Concert

October 1, 2016 Saturday, 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Teddy Bear Concert

October 9, 2016 Sunday, 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Meet the Woodwind Family Meet the Woodwind Family An American Portrait

November 12, 2016 Saturday 8:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

The Woodwinds of Santa Cecilia Orchestra The String Concert

January 21, 2017 Saturday 8:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Teddy Bear Concert

February 25, 2017 Saturday, 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Teddy Bear Concert

March 4, 2017 Saturday, 4:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

The Harp & Violin Concert

March 11, 2017 Saturday 8:00pm Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock

Meet the String Family

Meet the String Family

February 12, 2017 Sunday 4:00pm Occidental College, Thorne Hall 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock

Order Form

By phone: 323-259-3011 Online: By mail: 2759 West Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Subscription Package


All Concerts (4)

Level A

$90 (Discounted Price)

2 Teddy Bear Concerts

Woodwinds: Oct. 1 or 9 Strings: Feb. 25 or March 4

$36 (10% Discounted Price per Adult)

(Does not include Teddy Bear Concerts)

Circle Dates

S i n g l e

An American Portrait


T i c k e t s


B e l o w $24

November 12th Satuday,8pm


The Woodwinds of SCO January 21, Saturday, 8pm The String Concert February 12th, Sunday, 4pm

Level A Level B

$26 $24 $ 8 Youth

The Harp & Violin Concert Saturday, March 11, 8pm


Teddy Bear Concerts: Meet the Woodwind Family

October 1, 2106

Teddy Bear Concerts: Meet the String Family 4pm

February 25, 2107 (Circle Choice)




(Circle Choice)

$ 8 Youth

October 9, 2016

$20 $ 8 Youth

March 4, 2017

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Santa Cecilia Orchestra 2016-17 Season Brochure  

Santa Cecilia Orchestra 2016-17 Season Brochure

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