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Music Concerts 2015-2016
- Ohlone College Music Department

The Ohlone College Music Department and Ohlone College Community Education are proud of its performing bands and 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 May 9, 2016. Events may be added or changed throughout the season; all information and ticket prices subject to change without notice.)

October 2015

A Tour of Passion
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

The Wind Orchestra presents a selection of passionate works rooted in the gorgeous melodies of folk songs from around the world. Including Kozhevnikov's moving "Slavyanskya" Symphony No. 3, the overture from Rossini's famous Italian in Algiers, Arturo Marquez's lyrical Danzon No. 2, and Adam Gorb's delightful Yiddish Dances. The concert also includes Grainger's bucolic Colonial Song and Frank Ticheli's intimate and modern An American Elegy. Directed by Tony Clements.

November 2015

Stories: Adventure & Legend
- Ohlone Community Band

Enjoy music from movies to classics, including Alfred Reed's 50s-era A Festival Prelude and John Williams' soundtrack of the 2014 film Lincoln and the toe-tapping march from the movie Midway. The adventurous wonders of nature are celebrated in Sunrise at Angel's Gate by Philip Sparke and contrasted in Steven Reineke's Into the Raging River. Hear principal trumpet Gene Boyle solo in Clifton Williams' Dramatic Essay. Also Jacob de Haan's The Saint and the City telling a Dutch legend in music, and more! Directed by Tony Clements.

Fall Colors
- Mission Peak Brass Band

Experience the colors of music from many countries and genres. Hear movie music from Frozen, Lord of the Rings, and the moving Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan. Including Pascual Perez Chovi's Pepita Greus, the contest march Mephistopheles, Chris Hazell's Kraken, and Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway, Ray Steadman-Allen's mashup of Victorian melodies. Featuring the Mission Peak cornets on Cornet Carillon, and Doug Harris (E-flat soprano cornet) playing Mozart's Queen of the Night's Aria. Directed by Tony Clements.

December 2015

Music on the Hill
- Ohlone College Music Department

Directed by Janet Holmes.

Eighth Annual Holiday Extravaganza!
- Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Ohlone Community Band, Mission Peak Brass Band, and Ohlone Wind Orchestra

Join us for an afternoon of musical fun with the Ohlone Bands. Hear holiday favorites old and new. Bring the family, and take your chance in the raffle for the opportunity to conduct "Sleigh Ride"!

Jazz/Rock Ensembles

Applied Music Showcase

  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
  • Recital Hall (Room 3101), Building 3, first floor, Ohlone College, Fremont campus
  • Free concert
  • Event Parking: $4

March 2016

- Mission Peak Brass Band

Join the Brass Band as it presents music with an international outlook: Overture from South Pacific, Dave Adams' arrangement of Saint-Saëns' Orient et Occident, and Duke Ellington's Isfahan, featuring flugelhorn soloist Cliff Mercer. The program also includes great music by Verdi, Louis Prima's swing classic Sing, Sing, Sing, and a selection of fanfares, marches and waltzes. Directed by Tony Clements.

Celebration and Counterpoint
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

The Wind Orchestra program features two dynamic, influential works: Hindemith's seminal Symphony in Bb and Rimksy-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture. The convert also includes contemporary treats from Bernstein, Saint-Saëns, and Mark Camphouse. Directed by Tony Clements.

Honor, Service, and Home
- Ohlone Community Band

Join us as we commemorate our nation's service people and their hometowns. In honor of Women's History Month, the band will perform Julie Giroux's No Finer Calling, dedicated to the US Air Force. Reinicke's Main Street Celebration and Galante's A Childhood Remembered take us back home. Other works on these themes include Bulla's Rhapsody for Flute featuring soloist Jennifer Oliver. Directed by Tony Clements.

April 2016

Vintage Brass
- Mission Peak Brass Band

Featuring Goff Richards' bubbly Homage to the Noble Grape, Bruce Broughton's Harlequin and P.D.Q. Bach's 1712 Overture. Max Swisher will be the featured euphonium soloist on Saint-Saëns' The Swan. The program also includes works by Holst, Richard Strauss, Robert Browne Hall, and Fred Fisher. Directed by Tony Clements.

May 2016

Legends and Myths
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

Our final program of the season features "Inferno" and "Ascension" from The Divine Comedy, Robert W. Smith's epic symphony for band. Themes of legendary strength and passion continue with Danse Bacchanale by Saint-Saëns, Berstein's beloved Overture to 'Candide', and works by Julie Giroux, David Lovrien, and Johann Strauss. Directed by Tony Clements.

  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Student, Staff, Youth 12 and Under, Senior
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  • Parking is free on Sundays
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Pops in the Park
- Ohlone Community Band and Ohlone Tuba Ensemble

Bring the family and your favorite blanket or chair and enjoy a picnic on the green. Featuring music by Henry Mancini and John Williams, marches and show tunes, jazz, spirituals, the Beatles, and more. Directed by Tony Clements.

  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm
  • Central Park Pavilion, Lake Elizabeth, 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (between the Senior Center and Community Center)
  • Free concert (donations accepted)

Jazz/Rock Ensemble

Music on the Hill
- Ohlone Singers and Ensembles Concert

Small instrumental ensembles. Choir and vocal music. Directed by Sandra Peter and Tim Roberts.

Event Parking Permit: $4 (required at all times on the Ohlone College Fremont campus).