STOCKTON, CA—Delighted community members sat quietly as they listened to the musical abilities of K-8 students; Harmony Stockton students held their first spring concert on Thursday May 10 at Marshall Elementary School. The hour long concert featured performances with violins, recorders and a chorus. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA – Maestro Peter Jaffe conducts the Stockton Symphony’s season-closing Classics concerts featuring Italian pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi on Thursday, April 12, and Saturday, April 14. The concerts will be held at the Warren Atherton Auditorium on the San Joaquin Delta College campus. Continue reading
San Joaquin Delta College’s Atherton Auditorium was full of excitement as fourth and fifth graders arrived at the Stockton Symphony’s “Steppin’ Out” concert on Friday, March 2nd.
As the children sat to enjoy the concert, little did they know that they were about to experience a world premiere of Conflict and Resolution—a music project created by Israeli composer and award winner, Avner Dorman. Conflict and Resolution is based on the children`s book “Uzu and Muzo” by Ephraim Sidon.
The Steppin’ Out Concert is a project beyond a single concert; teachers support music education as they engage children in conversation and basic understanding about music in their classrooms by teaching kids music concepts and appreciation skills, explained Stanley.
In the 30 minute performance Dorman brought life to the story of two brothers, Uzu and Muzu, with symphonic music. In addition to exposing children to orchestra music, the book teaches kids a message about tolerance and conflict resolution. The Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet by the legendary Russian composer, Tchaikovsky, was also performed.
Dorman is in a residency agreement with the Stockton Symphony to encourage children to read and write about conflict and resolution through a series of educational activities.
26 schools around San Joaquin County and approximately 2,350 students attended two Steppin’ Out performances. The community may enjoy Dorman’s creation on Thursday March 8th and Saturday March 10th. Tickets are available at (209) 951-0196.
Other art organizations also harmonized with the Stockton Symphony as they are exhibiting their own interpretations of Conflict and Resolution. The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery’s (MHC&G) March exhibit highlights its gallery members’ interpretation of Conflict and Resolution. Dorman will have a special reception at MHC&G on Monday, March 5 and an Artist Reception will be on Friday, March 9th; both events are scheduled at 5:30 p.m.
Stockton,CA-Israeli-born Cellist Featured at Stockton Symphony’s “Eternal Quest” Classics Continue reading
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The sound of Pepe Guizar’s popular mariachi tune “Guadalajara” echoed at University Park as part of the September 18, 2010 Day at the Park Family Concert with Stockton Symphony performing under guest conductor Andres Franco. (Click to read more and see a slid show of photos from the event) Continue reading
THE BILINGUAL WEEKLY INTERVIEW
Elena Urioste, a teen violinist of Mexican-Basque heritage, has spent most of her short musical career harvesting awards and praise from the Classical Music world, crowning her achievements by being featured on the cover of the respected magazine Symphony as the most promising artist. On September 23 and 25 she will perform at San Joaquin Delta College along with the Stockton Symphony. In advance of her presentation, Bilingual Weekly asked her a few questions… Continue reading
(Stockton,CA) Bilingual Weekly’s president, Gene Acevedo was elected to the Stockton Symphony’s 2010-11 Board of Directors as Vice President of Marketing.
Acevedo joins the 24-member board with marketing experience, community engagement Continue reading