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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 May 11, 2015. Events may be added or changed throughout the season; all information and ticket prices subject to change without notice.)

March 2015

Let There Be Light…and Dark
- Ohlone Community Band

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.

Out of this World
- Mission Peak Brass Band

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.

  • Friday, March 20, 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

Reflections
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

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

Song and Dance!
- Mission Peak Brass Band

Join the Mission Peak Brass Band for our concert featuring cornet soloist Laura Shea-Clark performing Dvorak’s beautiful aria Song to the Moon from the opera Rusalka. We'll also be playing Elgar’s Chanson de Matin (Song of the Morning), Italian Fantasy - a medley of well-known Italian songs including Funiculi Funicula, and the Triumphal March from Aida. Toe-tappers include The Fair-Day from An Irish Symphony, Viva Birkinshaw March, and Malcolm Arnold’s Prelude, Dance, and March. Finally, to ensure maximum entertainment, we’ll play John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare and The Mask of Zorro. 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

Concert Collections
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

The Ohlone Wind Orchestra will take you from the latest in wind band music back to some old favorites. We’ll preview the exciting new works that we’ve been invited to perform at the 2015 conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear music that you’re not likely to hear anywhere else, including the soaring Riften Wed by Julie Giroux and Philip Rothman’s sparkling Starsplitter. To close our season, the program will also feature several classic wind ensemble pieces, including Holst’s Second Suite for Military Band and Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger. Directed by Maestro Tony Clements.

Applied Showcase
- Applied Music Students

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

Pops in the Park
- Ohlone Community Band and Ohlone Tuba Ensemble

Join the Ohlone Community Band and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble for an eclectic  free concert in the Pavilion near Lake Elizabeth in Central Park. The Ohlone Tuba Ensemble will open the program with fun pieces for the lower brass ensemble. The second part of the concert will spotlight the Ohlone Community Band. From Italian marches to American classics, the band will perform entertaining compositions. Music from Les Miserables, Saint-Saen’s Danse Bacchanale, and trumpeter Gene Boyle performing Trumpeter’s Lullaby will be highlights.” Bring a blanket or chairs, and a picnic lunch, and enjoy an old-fashioned 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 gratefully accepted.)
  • Bring the Family and a Picnic Lunch
  • For more information, visit www.OhloneCommunityBand.org

Ohlone Jazz/Rock Workshop Concert

Celebrate the end of the semester in style (actually, lots of styles): Calypso, Prog, R&B, Alternative, Punk, Pop, CCM and plenty of good, Old-Time Rock and Roll. Also: a few songs from Ensemble Director Tim Roberts’ new CD, Chinese Malibu. And featuring the world-famous Ohlone Horn Dogs horn section! Directed by 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
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  • Event Parking: $2
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Ohlone Sings
- Ohlone Choir & Vocal Ensembles

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

Join us for an evening of Vocal Music with a bit of Piano, and Our Friends from the Ohlone Jazz/Rock Workshop. This free concert celebrates a wide range of music from Ellington to the Beatles to Adele to Broadway Hits, and more!

  • 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

November 2014

Dance, Joy & Festivity
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

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.

Celebrations
- Ohlone Community Band

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.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets available online or at the door:
    • $10 General Admission
    • $5 Seniors, Students, and Youth 12 and under
  • Event Parking: $2
  • Box Office / Ticket Information

Kings of Brass
- Mission Peak Brass Band

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.

December 2014

With a Little Help From Our Friends…
- Ohlone Rock Combos

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.

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 2:00pm
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets available online or at the door:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Seniors, Students, Youth 12 and under
  • Event Parking: $2
  • Box Office / Ticket Information

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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