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Music Concerts 2014-2015
- Ohlone College Music Department

The Ohlone College Music Department and Ohlone College Community Education are proud of its performing ensembles. Purchase tickets in advance through the Smith Center Box Office in order to avoid lines, or purchase them at the door the day of the concert.

(Updated February 19, 2015. Events may be added or changed throughout the season; all information and ticket prices subject to change without notice.)

March 2015

Ohlone Community Band:
Let There Be Light…and Dark

Among the Community Band’s musical selections are the stimulating imagery of Rossano Galante’s Raise of the Son. Steven Reineke’s The Witch and the Saint paints the perceived good vs. evil of 16th century twin sisters. On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss shares the darkness of a real tragedy, but also the uplifting clarity of redemption. Wrapping up the performance is Danse Bacchinal (from the Opera Samson and Delilah), one of the 19th Century’s opera blockbusters. Also, take a nocturnal train ride with Scott Watson’s Night Journey, and enjoy the Irish lullaby Deirin Dé and much more during this performance. Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

Mission Peak Brass Band:
Out of this World

The concert opens with Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s Enter the Galaxies and continues with John Williams’ film music for Superman and Cowboy’s Overture. You’ll also hear a fantastic arrangement of Queens’ classic rock song Bohemian Rhapsody, the Herb Alpert favorite Zorba’s Dance, and a cornet trio, Three Jolly Sailormen with Ken Walter, Laura Shea-Clark and Dave Adams on cornet. The major work on the program is Labour and Love by Percy Fletcher, a brass band classic that musically depicts man’s struggle to find meaning in his work. Tis performance will include Soloist Cliff Mercer performing Chuck Mangione’s Children of Sanchez on flugelhorn, and the Band performing additional pieces with that “British” flair. Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

Ohlone Wind Orchestra:
Reflections

The Wind Orchestra’s first concert of 2015 includes pieces that reflect inspiration from the real world, from folk songs, Bach, and band camp to more whimsical settings. The program features Haydn Wood’s Tone Poem Mannin Veen, Ron Nelson’s Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H), and the gorgeous Quiet City by Aaron Copland. Moving from the peaceful to the energetic, the concert includes Percy Aldridge Grainger’s classic Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon, the rhythmic Blue Lake Overture by John Barnes Chance, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Jesters, and March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites by the one and only P.D.Q. Bach. Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

May 2015

Mission Peak Brass Band:
May Day Concert

Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

  • Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8:00pm
  • Jackson Theatre, Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets available online or at the door:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Seniors, Students and Staff, Youth 12 and under
  • Event Parking: $2
  • Box Office / Ticket Information
  • For more information, visit www.mpbb.org

Ohlone Wind Orchestra:
First Sunday in May Concert

Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

Ohlone College Music Department Applied Music Students:
Applied Showcase

Featuring the Vocal and Instrumental Musicians of the Ohlone College Music Department. Directed by Professor Janet Holmes and Professor Tim Roberts.
  • Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:00pm
  • Ricital Hall (Room 3101, Building 3, first floor), at Ohlone College, Fremont campus
  • Free! Open to the public. No tickets required.
  • Event Parking: $2

Ohlone Community Band and Ohlone Tuba Ensemble:
Annual Free Concert in the Park

Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

  • Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 12:00pm
  • Performance Pavilon, Central Park/Lake Elizabeth, 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
  • Free! Open to the public. No tickets required. (Donations accepted.)
  • Bring the Family and a Picnic Lunch
  • For more information, visit www.OhloneCommunityBand.org

Ohlone Rock & Jazz Combos
Rock & Jazz Combos Live!

Directed by Professor Tim Roberts.

  • Friday, May 15, 2015, at 7:00pm
  • Jackson Theatre, Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets available online or at the door:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Seniors, Students and Staff, Youth 12 and under
  • Event Parking: $2
  • Box Office / Ticket Information

Ohlone Choir & Vocal Ensembles
Ohlone Sings!

Featuring the Ohlone College Choir, Vocal Ensembles and Friends from the Rock & Jazz Combos. Directed by Professor Sandra Peter and Professor Janet Holmes.

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 7:00pm
  • Recital Hall (Room 3101, Building 3, first floor), Ohlone College, Fremont campus
  • Free! Open to the public. No tickets required.
  • Event Parking: $2

December 2014

Ohlone Rock Combos
With a Little Help From Our Friends…

Led by Dr.Jim McManus and featuring The Horn Dogs Horn Section.

You will no doubt ever see a more eclectic combination of songs from a more electic combo of combos, with songs from Radiohead and the Grateful Dead, Disturbed and Dave Matthews, Joan Jett and Etta James, the Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie. Sad songs. Happy songs. Bizarre songs and Bob Marley. Plus three one-minute brass ensemble pieces.

28 performances in all. Not bad for a night's work.

Seventh Annual Holiday Extravaganza!
Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Ohlone Community Band, Mission Peak Brass Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra

By popular demand, our own Tony Clements as "The Nutcracker".

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music with the Ohlone Bands—from traditional tunes to jazzy interpretations and new seasonal songs. This concert is perfect for the whole family. Directed by Tony Clements.

November 2014

Ohlone Wind Orchestra:
Dance, Joy & Festivity

Featuring Philip Sparke's masterwork, Dance Movements. Highlights include Eric Whitacre's Noisy Wheels of Joy and Vaughn Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, alonbg with Hazo's Solas Ane (Yesterday's Joy), Shostakovich's beloved Festive Overture, and Prokofiev's lively March (Op. 99). Directed by Tony Clements.

Ohlone Community Band:
Celebrations

Our Celebration highlights an arrangement of Guiseppe Verdi's Triumphal March from "Aida," and the Dance Intermezzo La Boda de Luis Alonso by Jeronimo Gimenez. Also included is Tribute, commissioned by the Canadian Brass and one of composer Michael Kaman's final compositions, as well a works by classic British composers Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the evocative Sag Harbor Sunset by Robert Sheldon. Directed by Tony Clements.

Mission Peak Brass Band:
Kings of Brass

Featuring a virtuoso transcription of Liszt's Les Preludes, Michael Ball's Cambrian Suite, and John WIlliams' Summon the Heroes. Lighter works include The Lion King, Barnard Castle, and Kings of Brass March. Soloist Gay Crandall performs Somewhere Over the Rainbow on tenor horn, and John Monroe and Brian Taylor, euphonium, play the operatic duet Deep Inside the Sacred Temple. Directed by Tony Clements.


Event Parking Permit: $2 (required at all times on the Ohlone College Fremont campus).

See the Music Concerts Archive for information about previous Music Department concerts.

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