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2011 -12 CONCERT SEASON Westobou Festival Concert

“john williams spectacular”

Saturday, Oct. 8, Bell Auditorium

georgia health sciences Symphony Series (First Baptist of Augusta, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.) SATURDAY, OCT. 1 - Innocence Cherished

Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet “Overture Fantasy” Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, (First Movement) Amier Naji, Piano Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Saturday, Nov. 12 - West Side Stories Barber Medea’s Dance of Vengeance Takemitsu Nami no Bon (Tray of Waves) Higdon blue cathedral Bernstein West Side Story Symphonic Dances

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 - Harmony and Invention Joseph Silverstein, Guest Conductor/Violin Vivaldi Four Seasons Mozart Symphony No. 39

SATURDAY, FEB. 18 - The Great

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes (Games of Cards) Schubert Symphony (The Great C major)

SATURDAY, MAR. 17 - Deceptive Reality

Tun Dun Violin Concerto (The Love) Micah Gangwer, Violin Walton Symphony No. 1

SATURDAY, APR. 28 - Dramatic Voices

LAQUITA MITCHELL, Soprano DINYAR VANIA, Tenor ARTHUR ROSS, Viola AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY – Dr. J. Porter Stokes II, Director AUGUSTA OPERA CHORUS VERDI La Forza del Destino Overture VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Flos Campi (Flower of the Field) BORODIN Polovtsian Dancers from Prince Igor VERDI Triumph March with Chorus from Aida VERDI “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto – Ms. Mitchell VERDI Sempre Libera from La Traviata – Ms. Mitchell VERDI Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore PUCCINI “Un del di vedremo” from Madame Butterfly – Ms. Mitchell PUCCINI Nessum Dorma from Turandot–Mr. Vania & Chorus PUCCINI Final Scene from Turandot – Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Vania, Chorus

university health care system Pops ! At the Bell Series (Bell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY, OCT. 27 Neil Sedaka FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Home for the Holidays Featuring The Augusta Children’s Chorale THURSDAY, FEB. 9 The Temptations THURSDAY, MAR. 8 The Music of Michael Jackson   Bank of America Columbia County Music Series (Jabez S Hardin PAT at 7:30 p.m.) SATURDAY, JAN. 14 Doric String Quartet SATURDAY, FEB. 4 Wendy Cohen, Flute Vonda Darr, Harp SATURDAY, MAR. 3 The Georgia Guitar Quartet


Some philosphers say that desires or love is a part of human emotion that is the cause of all suffering. How can such a beautiful and important part of us be associated with such a painful and inimical part of our life? Perhaps when there is a limit or an end to things we yearn for, the experience becomes more meaninful and significant. Join us as we explore various desires with the season of RISE TO THE EDGE.

Shizuo

Z Kuwahara


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SYMPHONY SERIES

OCT 1 Amier Naji, Piano & 2011 Symphony Youth Competition Winner RAVEL ­ Pavane for a Dead Princess ˚ TCHAIKOVSKY Juliet Overture Fantasy ˚­ Romeoinand GRIEG ­ Piano Concerto A minor (First Movement) ˚ RACHMANINOFF ­ Symphony No. 2

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Shizuo Z Kuwahara and Symphony Orchestra Augusta open the 57th season with an evening of passionate works reflecting the origins of love and the triumphs and tragedies of relationships through the works of three of the Romantic era’s most admired composers. Guest Soloist Amier Naji has been playing the piano for almost 12 years. Studying under Mrs. Hiroko Hogarth and most recently, concert pianist and Juilliard graduate, Mr. Denver Oldham, Mr. Naji has won numerous awards from the Georgia Music Teachers Association, Georgia Music Educators Association and National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions.

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SHIZUO Z KUWAHARA MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR SATURDAYS 7:30PM FIRST BAPTIST OF AUGUSTA

NOV 12 BARBER ­ Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance ˚ ­ Nami no Bon (Tray of Waves) TAKEMITSU ˚ cathedral HIGDON ­ blue ˚ BERNSTEIN ­ West Side Story Symphonic Dances

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These songs of life weave stories and connect with us through the different languages of love – between lovers, father and child, brother and sister.

JAN 21 JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN, Guest Conductor & Violin VIVALDI ­ The Four Seasons MOZART˚ ­ Symphony No. 39

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Legendary violinist and concertmaster of the Boston Symphony for over 20 years, and music director (Utah Symphony Orchestra), Joseph Silverstein conducts and plays the violin in Vivaldi’s best-known work and among popular Baroque music, The Four Seasons. Wolfgang Amadues Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 is one of the last three symphonies written by one of the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

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FEB 18 LISZT ­ Mephisto Waltz No. 1 ˚ STRAVINSKY ­ Jeu de Cartes (Game of Cards) ˚ SCHUBERT ­ Symphony, D. 944, C Major (The Great C Major)

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Danté’s Inferno – one of the greatest tragedies of all time – was Liszt’s inspiration for Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Pairing it with Stravinsky’s great gamble, and Schubert’s Great C Major makes this an amazing selection of monumental works!

MAR 17 MICAH GANGWER, Violin TAN DUN ­ Violin Concerto (The Love) ˚ WALTON ­ Symphony No. 1

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Written only two years ago by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Tan Dun, The Love was brought to the attention of Maestro Kuwahara by SOA Associate Concertmaster Micah Gangwer. Tan Dun’s works can be heard in the feature films Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha. While Walton’s symphony sounds simplistic, it is actually a very difficult piece. What you hear on the surface is not always what it appears to be – achieving such pure music is truly a work of art.

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APR 28 Laquita Mitchell, Soprano Dinyar Vania, Tenor Arthur Ross, Viola Augusta Choral Society, Dr. J. Porter Stokes II, Director Augusta Opera Chorus VERDI ­ La Forza del Destino Overture ˚ VAUGHAN WILLIAMS ­ Flos Campi (Flower of the Field) ˚ BORODIN ­ Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor ˚ VERDI ­ Triumphal March with Chorus from Aida ˚ VERDI ­ “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto – Ms. Mitchell ˚ VERDI ­ Sempre Libera from La Traviata – Ms. Mitchell ˚ VERDI ­ Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore ˚ PUCCINI ­ “Un bel di vedremo” from Madame Butterfly – Ms. Mitchell ˚ PUCCINI ­ Nessun Dorma from Turandot–Mr. Vania & Chorus ˚ PUCCINI ­ Final Scene from Turandot – Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Vania, Chorus

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The evocative vocal works of Vaughn Williams Flos Campi (Flower of the Field) join the familiar solos and choruses of grand opera from Verdi, the passion of Puccini and the exquisite and exciting Polovtsian dances - divine stage favorites will bring a tear to your eye, rapture to your heart and joy to your soul.

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THURSDAY

OCT 27 The history of rock n’ roll would not be complete without the invaluable contributions of 1960’s legend Neil Sedaka. For over five decades Sedaka has written, produced and performed countless songs such as Calendar Girl, Breaking Up is Hard to Do and Oh Carol! Sedaka will join Maestro Kuwahara and Symphony Orchestra Augusta for a magical night of timeless classics.

FRIDAY

DEC 9 Begin your holiday season at the Holiday Pops! concert featuring the orchestra and Augusta Children’s Chorale under the direction of Maestro Kuwahara. Join SOA and set a festive mood with jubilant music featuring the singing of great Christmas classics.

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THURSDAY

FEB 9 This American vocal group achieved fame as one of the most successful names to have recorded with Motown Records. The Temptations were the first Motown act to earn a Grammy and in 1989, six members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Furthermore, My Girl, Papa was a Rollin’ Stone and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg are listed among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll.

THURSDAY

MAR 8 From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. “Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era from ABC, I’ll Be There to Beat It, Thriller, and The Way You Make Me Feel. Performed by Symphony Orchestra Augusta and amplified with Windborne’s full band and vocals from James Delisco, this concert pays homage to the King of Pop’s influential and celebrated career! The concert will feature guest conductor Brent Havens.

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Bank of America

SATURDAYS 7:30PM

Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center

JAN 14 Described by Gramophone Magazine as ‘one of the finest young string quartets,’ whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say,’ the Doric String Quartet has received glowing responses from audiences and critics across the globe. In 2008 the Quartet won 1st prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan.

FEB 4

FLUTE

HARP

Wendy Cohen, Flute and Vonda Darr, Harp – SOA principal musicians partner, bringing our audience a dynamic and beautiful performance featuring an array of works by Ibert, Schubert, Mozart, Nielson, Liebermann, Debussy, and Piazzola.

MAR 3 The Georgia Guitar Quartet has emerged as an exciting new voice in today’s chamber music scene. These four young men from the American South deliver a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an adventurous approach to classical music. GGQ draws inspiration from the ever-evolving pallette of music which has influenced them: classical masters such as Bach, Brahms, experimentalists in the vein of Cage, Bartók, and Stockhausen, and contemporary rock icons like Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.

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JOHN WILLIAMS SATURDAY, OCT 8, 7:30PM

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Star Wars Suite “Main Title” Saving Private Ryan Star Wars Suite “Imperial March” Catch Me If You Can Olympic Fanfare and Theme Hook “Flight to Neverland” Star Wars Episode 3 “Revenge of the Sith” Call of the Champions Star Wars Episode 1 “Phantom Menace” Superman “March” Schindler’s List “Remembrances” Jaws Theme “The Shark Theme” Jurassic Park Indiana Jones “Raiders March” From blockbuster to blockbuster, John Williams Spectacular is a celebration of great film themes. The legendary Williams is known for delivering the type of music that captures the heart of the story, and when performed live by Symphony Orchestra Augusta, you’ll hear each piece as you’ve never heard it before. This is a concert that will not disappoint!

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A FREE CONCERT

Under the Stars SATURDAY

MAY 12

thanks to University Health Care System & Columbia County Community and Leisure Services

Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. SOA concert at 7:30 p.m.

Join Maestro Kuwahara and Symphony Orchestra Augusta for a magical and entertaining evening under the stars! Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy favorite symphony selections by your Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Food venders will be available. Proceeds go to benefit SOA education programs.

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Education and Community SUNDAY, OCT 2 7PM Festival Hall, Greensboro Presented by Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS) Symphony Orchestra Augusta Shizuo Z Kuwahara, Conductor Jeffrey Wells, Bass-Baritone BIZET ­ Carmen Suite No. 1 ˚ GOUNOD ­ Faust “Le Veau d’or” (Mephisto) ˚ VERDI ­ Macbeth: ”Come dal precipita” (Banquo) ˚ BIZET ­ Carmen “Votre Toast” (Escamillo) ˚ RACHMANINOFF ­ Symphony No. 2 Maestro Shizuo Kuwahara and SOA debut˚at Festival Hall in Greensboro with a stunning program of Rachmaninoff and dramatic arias by Metropolitan Opera Bass-Baritone Jeffrey Wells, who debuted at the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night during the 1988-89 season. From May-October, the Oconee Performing Arts Society presents Mr. Wells in their Artist-in-Residence program throughout Greene County. For tickets, call OPAS box office at 706.999.1518 or visit website www.ticketalternative.com

TUESDAY, OCT 4 10:30AM Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University DISCOVERY CONCERT Tim Marrone, Narrator

THIS IS A FREE CONCERT, thanks to our underwriters. Reservations must be received by SOA no later than September 4. Reservations are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations: amy@soaugusta.org or 706.826.4704.

Gabriel Piqué, Saxophone, 2011 Symphony Youth Competition, 2nd Place Winner

Maestro Shizuo Kuwahara and SOA present The Composer is Dead – “a deliciously morbid entertainment in the vein of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events” [San Francisco Chronicle]. The concert – free and open to elementary age children in grades K-5 – is presented in cooperation with Augusta State University & Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. The Composer Is Dead is a collaboration from best-selling children’s author Lemony Snicket and acclaimed composer Nathaniel Stookey. The Composer Is Dead uses mystery and humor to introduce children to the orchestra, in a 21st-century update of the Peter and the Wolf tradition. Tim Marrone TimTunes joins Symphony Orchestra Augusta as a performing guest artist to present top-quality theatrical interpretations of classical, modern and original scores. Tim Marrone is the actor, “clown”, physical comedian, and silent character behind TimTunes. Tim received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and has appeared on stage throughout the Northeast, most recently in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

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Gabriel Piqué is 18 years old and has been playing saxophone for 7 years. He is currently enrolled as a freshman at The University of Georgia and plans to double major in music and biology. His previous saxophone teachers include Joel Cruz, Stacey Wade and Dr. Robert Foster. Gabriel has performed with the All-State Band, Conservatory Jazz Band, Conservatory Wind Symphony and many others.

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Please join SOA in participating with orchestras throughout our nation in fighting hunger. In collaboration with Golden Harvest Food Bank, SOA is asking audiences at our October 27th and February 9th Pops! at the Bell concerts to bring food donations at each of these shows. The food will be distributed across the CSRA to those in need by Golden Harvest Food Bank. Collection boxes will be located throughout the Bell Auditorium –help SOA feed the hungry in our community. This national Orchestras Feeding America project, initiated in 2009 by the League of American Orchestras, was inspired by the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a gifted Juilliard-trained string player, living on the streets of Los Angeles as a result of a mental illness. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez noticed Nathaniel, and was drawn to his talent, intelligence, and passion for Beethoven – leading to the creation of the film, The Soloist, about Mr. Ayers. This film and the Orchestras Feeding America project are testaments to the power of music.

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Oct 1 - Innocence Cherished

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Nov 12 - West side Stories

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Jan 21 - Harmony and Invention

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Feb 18 - The Great

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Mar 17 - Deceptive Reality

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April 28 - Dramatic Voices

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Oct 27- Neil Sedaka

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Dec 9 - Festival of Song & Celebration

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Feb 9 - The Temptations

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Mar 8 - Music of Michael Jackson TOTAL:

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