Pre-concert potluck and chamber music in the lobby at 6:30pm.
VIOLA MUSIC * VIOLA JOKES * FOOD * DRINK
GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES * T-SHIRTS
Help launch the new Northern California Viola Society
, raise money and set a new world record
for the largest viola ensemble: Join in on the final piece of this 'Viola Progressive" recital: an en masse
reading of the Telemann G Major Viola Concerto
. Enjoy an evening of viola music, viola jokes, good cheer and some truly excellent raffle prizes!
Enter to win the coveted second cadenza solo spot in the Telemann - yes, we're raffling away the opportunity to solo amidst all the other ViolaManiacs! Better get practicing, time's running out!
Other raffle prizes donated from artists and businesses from throughout the region include:
Raffle prizes on display in the lobby during the pre-concert chamber music and potluck; bring your axe, some music to read, a music stand if you've got one and some food or drink to share. Extremely hip ViolaMANIA! T-Shirts for the fundraising occasion will be on sale throughout the night, at $15 each.
NCVS/AVS dues-paying members granted FREE ADMISSION
to the event; all other viola-wielding audience members get $1 off. SFCO members get their usual 2-for-1 ticket deal. Join online here
and get registered in time for the show, OR just find the membership table in the lobby to join up right then and there!
Featured performers to include (also listed at right):
Sharon Wei, Wendy Clymer, Kristine Venstrom, Katrina Wreede, Beeri Moalem, David Cann, Paul Yarbrough, Jodi Levitz, Ethan Filner, Charlton Lee, Daria D'Andrea, Ellen Ruth Rose, Madeline Prager, Charith Premawardhana, Pauline Metzgar, Jason Pyszkowski, Patricia Heller, Thomas Tatton and SFCO's own conductor - and violist - Benjamin Simon...
The ViolaMANIA! program will guide us through several stages of viola ensemble growth from solo Bach to an octet (or multiples thereof) composed by Don Freund for the 1995 Viola Congress in Bloomington, Indiana.
Suite No.3 in C Major - Prelude, by J.S. Bach
Sonata for Two Violas, op.12 no.1 - Allegro assai, by Jean-Marie Leclair
Irish Tunes for three violas, arranged by Deborah Greenblatt
Nocturne, Op.34 for Four Violas, by Max Ritter van Weinzierl
Cassatio in F for Five Violas, by Anton Wrenitzky
Fanfare for 8 (or 16 or 24) Violas, by Don Freund
Viola Concerto in G Major, by Telemann; orchestral parts arranged for Viola Quartet by Katrina Wreede.
**Solo cadenzas performed by Madeline Prager (in the first movement) and YOU! (some lucky raffle winner, in the third movement)
Post-concert drinks at the nearby Jupiter Bar