05. August 2016 · Comments Off on Harry Potter, Anyone? · Categories: Concert Announcements, Movies

Symphony Silicon Valley will be playing the score as the film plays. Yep, really … how cool is that?! Up first is movie #1, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone on October 29 and 30. You know you want to go! Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 8.34.47 AM

Get your tickets here!

28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Concert Announcement: The Lowell Trio · Categories: Concert Announcements

(I sure wish I could attend, but I’m not free that day. Hope some readers will go and hear these very fine musicians make great music!)

Hi Friends of the Lowell Trio,

We are excited to be performing on the West side of the Bay on the Pacifica Performances concert series at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall in Pacifica next Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 pm , 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, just off Hwy 1. $20. General admission, $17. seniors.

We hope you will join us for a fun evening of Classical music favorites & rarities including works by Telemann, Phillip Glass & Darius Milhaud.

best wishes,
Janet Archibald for The Lowell Trio

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Members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for over 26 years, oboist/English Hornist Janet Popesco Archibald & cellist Emil Miland, along with Skyline College faculty accompanist Margaret Fondbertasse formed the Lowell Trio with the mantra ‘Classical Music is All Around Us’. For this concert, they are joined by Kay Stern, Concert Master of the SF Opera Orchestra.

The Lowell Trio’s initial performances took place in a music club in Martinez ,CA- Armando’s, that was far more accustomed to hosting folk, rock & jazz groups than a Classical chamber music group. Much to everyone’s surprise the Lowell Trio found at Armando’s an ever growing audience eager to experience & learn about Classical music, especially when performed under a disco ball in a friendly casual atmosphere complete with a bar and a bouncer.

Now in its 9th year, the Lowell Trio performs 3 sellout concerts a year at Armando’s as well as at venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Their programs feature Classical works both familiar and unusual and their programs often explore the many connections between Classical music and other genres of music such as folk, jazz & pop.

In 2015 the Lowell Trio was pleased to release their first CD, ‘Music to Save Our Endangered Lands’. The CD features a selection of some of the Lowell Trio’s most popular concert works in support of the John Muir Land Trust, with 100% of sales proceeds going to the John Muir Land Trust and their dedication to preserving the beautiful open spaces in Contra Costa County. CDs can be purchased at http://www.jmlt.org/ under ‘get involved’.

Pacifica Performances
Admission:
General Non-Member – $20
Senior/Students Non Member – $17
Member Adult – $15
Member Senior/Student – $12

The Mildred Owen Concert Hall
1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica, 94044
(650) 355 1882
[email protected]
1.25 miles east of Highway 1

15. March 2016 · Comments Off on More! · Categories: Concert Announcements, Symphony

Another small example of what you’ll see and hear when you come to the Symphony Silicon Valley concert this weekend!

15. March 2016 · Comments Off on Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?! · Categories: Concert Announcements, Symphony

Start here: Symphony Silicon Valley and decide when you want to attend … or come to all three!

08. March 2016 · Comments Off on This Weekend! · Categories: Concert Announcements

Do you have your tickets yet?

SJCO celebrates its 25th anniversary
with intoxicating rhythms,
literally breathtaking melodies,
and a whole lot of fun.

Music by Vivian Fung, Pablo Furman, Brent Heisinger AND
bits and pieces of 40 of the many works premiered by SJCO stitched together by
composer Michael Touchi for a grand musical journey!

Featured work:
Oboe Concerto by Pablo Furman (premiere)
Sherry Sylar, associate principal oboist, NY Phil

Saturday March 12 at 8 pm
Sunday March 13 at 7 pm
Trianon Theatre, 72 N 5th St Downtown SJ
www.sjcotickets.org

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Sherry Sylar

02. March 2016 · Comments Off on Don’t Miss It! · Categories: Concert Announcements

Coming up VERY soon … a new work, a great oboist … check it out! (And see you there!)

SJCO celebrates its 25th anniversary
with intoxicating rhythms,
literally breathtaking melodies,
and a whole lot of fun.

Music by Vivian Fung, Pablo Furman, Brent Heisinger AND
bits and pieces of 40 of the many works premiered by SJCO stitched together by
composer Michael Touchi for a grand musical journey!

Featured work:
Oboe Concerto by Pablo Furman (premiere)
Sherry Sylar, associate principal oboist, NY Phil

Saturday March 12 at 8 pm
Sunday March 13 at 7 pm
Trianon Theatre, 72 N 5th St Downtown SJ
www.sjcotickets.org

07. January 2016 · Comments Off on Get Your Tickets! · Categories: Concert Announcements

Next week we have the fun (and challenge) of playing for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Get your tickets now! 🙂

I was delighted to read that we will be conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. I worked with him many years ago and he was fabulous. It’ll be great to see him again and work with him once more!

Raiders

If you need to get tickets just start here. Last year we did the Lord of the Rings movies and, let me assure you, the audience went wild! It really was quite exciting. These are things not to be missed: when is the last time you heard a live orchestra with a movie? C’mon … go for it!

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17. August 2015 · Comments Off on Lowell Trio Concert Announcement · Categories: Concert Announcements

(Unfortunately I have a conflict, but perhaps some readers can attend. I assure you you will hear mighty fine music making!)

Hi Friends of the Lowell Trio,
Please join the Lowell Trio, Janet Popesco Archibald, oboe & English Horn, Emil Miland, cello & pianist Margaret Fondbertasse for our end of summer celebration at Armando’s next Sunday August 23, 4pm $15. cover for- ‘A Hot August Classical Night at the Movies’.
One of our most popular concert themes in recent years, our ‘Classical Hot August Night at the Movies’ program offers Classical works featured in films by Nino Rota, Mascagni & JS Bach to name a few as well as our usual preview of the San Francisco Opera’s Fall season, and also a preview of our upcoming CD to benefit the John Muir Land Trust.
Enjoy our signature Bourbon balls & cookies (complimentary), beverages available for purchase, and a fun afternoon of beautiful Classical movie music at Martinez’s very special music venue, Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave!
best wishes,
Janet Popesco Archibald &
The Lowell Trio

17. July 2015 · Comments Off on Don’t Forget! · Categories: Concert Announcements, Opera

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14. July 2015 · Comments Off on Opera In The Park · Categories: Concert Announcements

… and in my neighborhood!

Opera San José will be at Willow Street Park (aka Bramhall Park if you didn’t grow up in San Jose: us oldsters still think of it by its older name) this coming Sunday. How cool is that? Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Bring a picnic! (If I’m remembering correctly no alcohol is allowed, but I’ll have to verify that.) Enjoy great music. (No oboe, though.) You can see a map here.

Bramhall Park
June 19
7:00-8:00 PM

Here are a few of clips from past performances (and yes, we are doing Tosca, Figaro and Carmen this coming season, along with Streetcar Named Desire):