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2017

Festa Italiana; Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday June 4 at 2:00 p.m. An Italian-themed pops evening featuring a Rossini overture, traditional Neapolitan songs, "That's Amore," operatic gems, favorite movie themes by Italian composers, plus Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien. Soloists: soprano Yelena Dyachek, lyric tenor Eric Margiore and tenor Bradley Wisk.

Organ Symphony: Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. An organ is an unusual instrument for a symphony, but two pieces featuring an organ will highlight this evening's performance: Handel's Organ Concerto in B-flat major, op. 4, no. 6; and Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"). We'll also play Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Guest soloist: organist Elizabeth Forsyth. 

Francesca Anderson Flute Studio Student Recital, Sunday, April 9, 4pm, Stokes Event Center, 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 2, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 

It's About Time! Family Concert: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. This concert, our second annual low-cost family program, is designed to introduce newbies and youths to classical music and offer a mix of musical entertainment and education for seasoned fans. The repertoire explores catchy rhythmic elements in such pieces as: Strauss' "Thunder and Lightning" polka and "Voices of Spring" waltz, Prokofiev's march from The Love of Three Oranges, Lalo Schifrin's theme from Mission Impossible and Tchaikovsky's "Tarantella" finale from Capriccio Italien. The concert is followed by an instrument "petting zoo" to give youngsters a chance to try out the instruments themselves. Harris Center. Tickets are $5 for youths, $10 for adults; the cost is not included in the season subscription. 

Russian Romance: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. An all-Russian night featuring the country's passionate and unique musical styles: Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Guest soloist: violinist Jessica Linnebach. 

2016

DEC 24, 9:30AM-2:30PM Daniel and Francesca play Christmas Eve Brunch for Saratoga Country Club

Holiday Cheer: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. Our annual holiday concert welcomes back the American River College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with Ralph Hughes, director. Start your season in a joyful mood with our collection of favorite holiday tunes, including choruses from Messiah and Chichester Psalms and excerpts from The Nutcracker and Die Fledermaus, along with arias from the operas Carmen and The Barber of Seville. As always, we include traditional favorites and singalong carols. Guest soloist: mezzo-soprano Alexandra Schenck. 

DEC 10, 6-8pm Francesca joins Daniel Roest in seasonal music for Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom

Holiday Cheer: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. Our annual holiday concert welcomes back the American River College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with Ralph Hughes, director. Start your season in a joyful mood with our collection of favorite holiday tunes, including choruses from Messiah and Chichester Psalms and excerpts from The Nutcracker and Die Fledermaus, along with arias from the operas Carmen and The Barber of Seville. As always, we include traditional favorites and singalong carols. Guest soloist: mezzo-soprano Alexandra Schenck. 

NOV 18, 6-8PM Francesca and Daniel perform in Folsom for the Gallery at 48 Natoma's Opening and Reception, “The Art of Illustrations”

NOV 2 Noon Francesca adjudicates Folsom High School PTA Reflections Creative Arts Contests

NOV 9 9AM Francesca and Daniel perform at Ruhkala Elementary School, 6530 Turnstone Way, Rocklin, CA

Rhythmic Heat: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. The orchestra plays Marquez's Danzon No. 2, Ravel's Piano Concerto and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Guest soloist: pianist Natsuki Fukusawa. 
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