Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Monday, May 10, 2010
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone Symphony Concludes Season with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Fremont, CA—The Ohlone Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2009-2010 season with two significant symphonic works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all classical music and has been performed more often than any other orchestral piece. First premiered in December 1808 in Vienna, the Symphony No. 5 was conducted by Beethoven himself.

The second symphonic piece, one of the most popular concertos in the symphonic literature, is Sergei Rachmaninoff’’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a work that is highly rated every year in KDFC’s annual poll. Russell Hancock, a well-known Bay Area soloist, will be returning to the Ohlone Symphony Orchestra as guest soloist. Hancock has performed as a concert artist since the age of eleven. He has performed in all around the United States and internationally in Taipei, Taiwan and Tapachula, Mexico.

The concert will open with Solemn Entry, a Fanfare for Brass and Percussion written by Richard Strauss and composed for the Vienna Celebration of the Arts.

The conductor and music director, Larry Osborne spent over 30 years performing as a french horn player in and outside the Bay Area and as a member of the San Francisco Opera, Circle Star Theater, and the San Jose Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, and Opera Orchestras. He was the founder and director of the Fremont Youth Symphony, currently teaches instrumental band and orchestra in the Hayward Unified School District and is in his seventh season as conductor of the Ohlone Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for this concert, presented by the Ohlone College Music Department, are $10 (general) and $5 (seniors and students) and may be purchased online at or through the box office at 510-659-6031.


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