SLO Symphony: California Festival
DateNov 4, 2023
Event Starts7:30 PM
LocationHarold Miossi Hall
Doors Open6:00 PM
On SaleOn Sale Now
Celebrating the California Festival across the state, SLO Symphony opens with the work Kotuku by New Zealand composer, Christopher Blake, in a West Coast premiere, including an appearance by Native American flutist and artisan, Tim Blueflint Ramel.
Virtuoso bassist Xavier Foley performs his own Soul Bass Concerto commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony in 2022, in another west coast premiere. The remaining works celebrate America’s rich tradition of music written for film, including John Williams, Aaron Copland, and Ennio Morricone. SLO Symphony Board member and Arroyo Grande-based composer, Stefan Podell, will also premier an orchestral fanfare for the SLO Symphony, as part of a commissioning project begun at the 2023 Symphony Gala. No stranger to our SLO Symphony audience, we heard his Bass Concerto in 2021, we are excited to hear his latest composition.
Sponsored By Len Jarrott and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center
6:15 PM – Pre-Concert Film, Let Your Sisters Be
Due to occasional strong language and adult themes, viewer discretion is advised for the film. The content is not suitable for viewers under 13.
6:30 PM – Symphonic Forays
7:00 PM – Youth Symphony Lobby Concert
Kōtuku - Christoher Blake (West Coast Premiere)
Performed with Tim Blueflint Ramel, Native American flute
Based on the film Let Your Sisters Be, being shown at 6:15 PM
Soul Bass Concerto - Xavier Foley (West Coast Premiere)
Performed with Xavier Foley, Bass
Melodee's Theme - by local composer Stefan Podell
Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission” - Ennio Morricone
The Red Pony: I. Morning on the Ranch - Aaron Copland
The Cowboys Overture - John Williams
Symphonic Forays Pre-Show Talk
Be sure to arrive early for Symphonic Forays, an intimate discussion with Music Director Andrew Sewell and special guests that precedes each concert. Learn more about the evening’s musical selection, composers, and soloists in an up-close-and-personal conversation. Symphonic Forays begins at 6:30 pm and is FREE to all ticket holders! Seating is general admission.
2 Acts: 50 min each
20 min intermission