Highlights from the Baroque and Classical Favorites Concert
JCSO Presents ‘Baroque and Classical Favorites’
Features young people’s performance
February 13, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Feb. 16, “Baroque and Classical Favorites.”This concert features selections from Mozart and C.P.E. Bach performed by outstanding musicians under the direction of Maestro J. Wayne Baughman and spotlights a young people’s performance by the violin students of NATE – North Atlanta Talent Education.
These extremely talented young musicians will be performing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor, conducted by Baughman and accompanied by the JCSO.
“The Baroque Period [1600-1750] gets its name from the architectural style of the same era, and is reflective of that architecture. So the music is more ornate. It is the period of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are lots of frills and fancies – and a lot of notes,” said Baughman.
The Classical Period [1750-1820] will be represented by Michael Haydn (younger brother of the more famous Franz Joseph Haydn) and Mozart, Baughman said.
The maestro is particularly excited about the young NATE musicians who will participate. The students range in age from 7 to 18 years of age. They study in Roswell under the direction of Tricia Anderson, Tracy Shealy and Rachel Bachmeier who apply the Suzuki method of teaching instruments. Also, several of these students study with JCSO Concertmaster Adelaide Federici and violinist Kim Barnes.
This is the first time the JCSO has invited so many young students to perform as guest soloists.
“This is unusual in that all of the students will be playing the one Mozart concerto collectively as soloists,” Baughman said. “These kids are very solid. They play with a lot of confidence. When you are a 10- or 11-year-old student and have been playing the violin for five or six years, you walk out on that stage and don’t bat an eyelash.”
The concert will also take the time to recognize the contributions made by state, local and regional civic organizations and government leaders who have embraced the arts.
The support of local arts entities contributes to the quality of life in our communities, said Baughman. Their efforts ensure that the arts will remain a priority in the region.
Baroque and Classical Favorites!
Join the JCSO as we present “Baroque & Classical Favorites!” on February 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm. This exceptional night of music features selections from Mozart and C.P.E. Bach performed by our outstanding musicians under the direction of Maestro J. Wayne Baughman and spotlights a Young People’s Performance by the violin students of NATE – North Atlanta Talent Education. These extremely talented young musicians will be performing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor, conducted by Maestro Baughman and accompanied by the JCSO! This will be quite an exciting opportunity for these students who range in age from seven to eighteen years of age. They study under the direction of Tricia Anderson, Tracy Shealy and Rachel Bachmeier, and several of these students study with the JCSO Concertmaster Adelaide Federici and violinist Kim Barnes. NATE is located in Roswell, Georgia, but draws students from all over the North Fulton area. Founded in 2001, North Atlanta Talent Education is a Suzuki Method program that offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, and piano. The program began with just a handful of students and has grown to well over 100 students today. Each student receives instruction in an individual (weekly) and group (bi-weekly) setting.
This is the first time the JCSO has invited young students to perform as guest soloists and is delighted at the opportunity to feature these aspiring musicians in a professional setting. The night features repertoire from the baroque and classical periods of music written by composers some who, in their youth, proved to be musical masters. How fitting that we can feature the performance of those who just might aspire to be the same.
One other aspect of this special evening is the JCSO’s recognition of our state, local and regional civic and government leaders who have embraced the arts. Their support of local arts entities contributes to the quality of life in our communities. Serving our citizens by ensuring access to area programs demonstrates their commitment to making the arts a priority in this region . We wish to say thank you.
2012 Christmas Gala Highlights
The JCSO thrilled a audience of 1000 with holiday music at our Sixth Annual Christmas Gala & Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Here are some highlights from the night!
Music in the Park: Featuring the Johns Creek Symphony Brass
Exceptional brass ensemble performing some of our most beloved and popular music from Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, to a Salute to George M. Cohan. How about the William Tell Overture by Rossini or Cancan from Orpheus by Offenbach? And how can you miss with Gershwin and John Philip Sousa? Stars & Stripes Forever is the perfect way to end the evening! With nearly one hour of outstanding musical selections, you will be delighted you brought your chairs and picnic to this special event.
Please note that the event starts at 4:00pm and the JCSO Brass is to play at 6:00pm.
Oct 15, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
3000 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Season Five Premiere: Masterworks 2011!
Join us on October 29, 2011, Saturday at 8:00 PM for our Season Five Premiere “Masterworks!” featuring Haydn’s Concerto in C Major for Cello and Orchestra; Rosamunde Overture by Schubert and Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music for a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
JCSO Principal Cellist Meghan McGuire is soloist as Maestro J. Wayne Baughman leads in masterworks by three of classical music’s greatest composers.
Shall We Dance?
Dance as a social activity and art form has a rich and glorious history dating back to Medieval times. Naturally, any review or historical perspective of dance must delve deeply into the music which accompanies the movement. In its Season Four finale, the JCSO will perform an array of dance music from four historical periods. Bourrée, minuet, polka, waltz, two step, mazurka, foxtrot, tango and swing are just some of the dance styles we‘ll be sampling with help, of course, from real live ballroom dancers. This light-hearted program will have you dancing in the aisles.