Young Performers Orchestra & Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra's Spring Concert
May 29 @ 7 pm
The talented young musicians of Civic Arts Education’s youth orchestras welcome the warm spring weather with a special, light-heartened concert. Beginning at 7 p.m. on May 29 at the Shadelands Auditorium, the concert includes classical works as well as contemporary pieces such as “The Legend of Deadman’s Cove,” inspired by the score for “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
“We will also be doing the entire “Symphony No. 75 in D-major by F.J. Haydn as well as works by A. Corelli, W.A. Mozart, and J. Haydn,” says conductor and musical director Rem Djemilev. The May concert marks the debut of CAE’s new cello ensemble under the direction of Stephen Evans. “They will present a wonderful selection of music by G.F.Handel, J.S.Bach, and other composers,” adds Djemilev.
Anna Spain, a 6th grade student at Charlotte Wood School in Danville, will perform A.Vivaldis’s “Double Concerto for Two Violins Solo in A-minor.” Spain, who has been around music most of her life, likes being part of a group that combines classical and pop music. “My dad grew up in North Carolina and learned to play bluegrass. He’s passed that on to our entire family,” says Spain. “Dad plays guitar, and we go to all these bluegrass festivals and campouts. I picked up the banjo and mandolin so I could play along. Then my 3rd grade brother took up banjo and my mom is learning the bass. We sort of have our own bluegrass band,” Anna says.
For more information on the May 29 concert, call 925-943-5846.