August 2017
Your Network, Voice and Forum for Classical Music in the West
Summer is here which means it is festival season and time for summer concert extravaganzas! We are listing performance highlights from some of our members who are going all-out to share classical music this summer with audiences around the state and beyond.

As part of ACSO's year-round programs and services, the association offers a monthly summary of orchestra performances. The information listed below represents concerts presented by current member organizations and is subject to change. For information on becoming an individual or organizational member, please call us at (800) 495-2276 or visit us at   www.acso.org/membership.

The deadline to be included in the September calendar listings is August 15.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Counties:  Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba

Alpine County

Wednesday, August 2, at 7 PM
Bear Valley Music Festival
Wine Tasting Concert, Sips, Sonatas & Surprises
Festival Tent, Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
(209) 813-0554

Thursday, August 3, at 7 PM
Bear Valley Music Festival
Tribute to Queen
Festival Tent, Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
(209) 813-0554

Friday, August 4, at 7 PM
Bear Valley Music Festival
POPS: Great American Songbook with Kalil Wilson
Festival Tent, Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
(209) 813-0554
 
Saturday, August 5, at 5 PM
Bear Valley Music Festival
Gala Dinner: Bear Valley Does Hollywood 
Festival Tent, Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
(209) 813-0554

Sunday, August 6, at 11 AM and 2 PM
Bear Valley Music Festival
Free Sunday Double Feature for Families
Festival Tent, Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
(209) 813-0554
 
Napa County

Thursday, August 3, at 2 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Free Open Rehearsal
Napa Valley College Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena
(707) 258-5559
http://www.musicinthevineyards.org

Saturday, August 5, at 5:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Mozart: Quartet for flute and strings in A
Françaix: String Trio
Kevin Puts: Arcana for string sextet
Mendelssohn: Quintet for strings in B flat
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, 1 Kirkland Ranch Rd., American Canyon 
(707) 258-5559

Thursday, August 10, at 2 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Free Open Rehearsals
Napa Valley College Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena
(707) 258-5559
 
Friday, August 11, at 7:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Haydn: String Quartet in G, op. 76, no. 1
Moszkowski: Suite for two violins and piano
Sarasate: Navarra for two violins and piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor
Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville  
(707) 258-5559
 
Saturday, August 12, at 5:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Leclair: Sonata for two violins Bach: Partita no. 3,  Preludio  
Ysaÿe: Sonata no. 2; Obsession
Ravel: String Quartet: 1st movement
Bizet: Carmen Suite for four violins
Charles Krug, 2800 Main Street, St. Helena
(707) 258-5559
 
Wednesday, August 16, at 7:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Playing From Memory: The Risks and Benefits.
Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, Rosamunde
Pierre Jalbert: String Quartet no. 6, Canticle
Brahms: String Quartet no. 1 in C minor
The Hess Collection, 4411 Redwood Road, Napa
(707) 258-5559
 
Thursday, August 17, at 2 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Free Open Rehearsal
Napa Valley College Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave, St Helena
(707) 258-5559
 
Friday, August 18, at 7:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Bach: Sonata in A minor for solo violin
Kevin Puts: Arches for solo violin 
Buxtehude: Sonata in C for two violins and continuo
Aaron J. Kernis: Musica Celestis for string quartet
Albinoni: Sonata for Five in C
Jefferson Friedmann: String Quartet no. 2
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons
Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa  
(707) 258-5559
 
Sunday, August 20, at 5 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Dvořák:  Nocturne   for string quintet
William Langlie-Miletich: Scherzo
Edgar Meyer: The Great Green Sea Snake for double-bass and piano
Mendelssohn: Capriccio for string quartet, op. 81
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa
(707) 258-5559
 
Thursday, August 24, at 2 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Free Open Rehearsal
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville
(707) 258-5559
 
Friday, August 25, at 7:30 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Caroline Shaw:   Entr'Acte   for string quartet
Barber: Adagio for strings
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost for violin and piano
Gershwin: Preludes for cello and piano (arr. Nicholas Canellakis)
Korngold: Piano Trio in D major, op. 1
St. Helena Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson Avenue, St. Helena
(707) 258-5559
 
Saturday, August 26, at 5 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Telemann:  Gulliver Suite   for two violins
Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Sonoran Storm for solo viola
Dohnányi: Serenade for string trio
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor
Clos Pegase, 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
(707) 258-5559
 
Sunday, August 27, at 5 PM
Music in the Vineyards
Mozart: Sonata for piano and violin, K. 380
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night
Dvořák: Piano  Quintet no. 2
Inglenook, 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford
(707) 258-5559

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura

Los Angeles County

 
Tuesday, August 1, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Scene with Cranes and Valse triste
Debussy: La mer
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
 
Thursday, August 3, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Alison Balsom, trumpet
Strauss: Don Juan
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
 
Tuesday, August 8, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Karina Cannellakis, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture;  Violin Concert in E minor;  Symphony No. 4, "Italian"
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
 
Thursday, August 10, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
Sherezade Panthaki,  soprano
Justine Aronson, 
soprano
Tim Mead, 
countertenor
Pacific Chorale: John Alexander, 
artistic director
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 4, No. 3;  Stabat Mater;  Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 4, No. 4;  Gloria
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000

Tuesday, August 15, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Krzysztof Urbański,  conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, 
piano
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000

Wednesday, August 16, at 8 PM
Santa Monica Symphony
Guido Lamell, conductor
Dennis Prager, guest conductor
Summer Gala and Concert
Marriage of Figaro Overture
Haydn: Symphony No. 51
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
 
Thursday, August 17, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano
Gershwin: Strike Up the Band;  "I Got Rhythm" Variations; An American in Paris
Ellington: Night Creatures
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000

Saturday, August 19, at 1 PM
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Acoustic Caffeine with LACO
Figueroa at Wilshire, 601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
(213) 622-7001

Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 PM
Pasadena Symphony and POPS
Michael Feinstein, conductor
Jordan Donica, soloist
Rachel York, soloist
Gershwin & Friends
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N Baldwin Ave., Arcadia
(626) 531-1401
www.PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org

Tuesday, August 22, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale: Grant Gershon, artistic director
Daniel Bjarnason: Violin Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Holst: The Planets
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
 
Thursday, August 24, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Miah Persson,  soprano
Christianne Stotijn, 
mezzo-soprano
David Portillo, 
tenor
John Relyea, 
bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale: Grant Gershon, 
artistic director
John Adams: Harmonium
Mozart: Requiem
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
 
Tuesday, August 29, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Stravinsky: Fireworks; Petrushka
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
 
Thursday, August 31, at 8 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pierre-Laruent Aimard, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1;  Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
    
Orange County

Saturday, August 19, at 8 PM
Pacific Symphony
Richard Kufman, conductor
Jurassic Park
Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair & Event Center
(714) 755-5799
www.pacificsymphony.org

For the complete schedule of the Pacific Symphony, please visit  www.pacificsymphony.org

Riverside County

Sunday, August 13 at 3 PM
California Chamber Orchestra
David DeMelo, tenor
Alannah Garnier, soprano
John Mario DiCostanzo, piano
The Merc at Old Town Temecula Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula
(866) 653-8696
calchamberorchestra.org

Sunday, August 27, at 3 PM
California Chamber Orchestra
Kate Prestia-Schaub Trio
Kate Prestia-Schaub, flute
Maggie Worsley, clarinet
Elizabeth Low-Atwater, bassoon
The Merc at Old Town Temecula Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula
(866) 653-8696

San Bernardino County

Tuesday, August 8, at 8 PM
Redlands Symphony
Frank Fetta, conductor
From Score To Screen Fireworks
Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St., Redlands
(909) 793-7316
www.redlandssymphony.com
   
San Diego County

Wednesday, August 2, at 6:30 PM
San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Summerfest Outdoor Concert & Movie
Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla
http://ljms.org

Friday, August 4, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 5, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Sean O'Loughlin, conductor
Boz Scaggs, vocalist
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Sunday, August 6, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Sean O'Loughlin, conductor
Sergio Mendes
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Friday, August 11, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Williams: E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Saturday, August 12, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Erik Ochsner, conductor
La La Land
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Sunday, August 13, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Gast Waltzing, conductor
Angélique Kidjo, vocalist
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Friday, August 18, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Rob Fisher, conductor
Fiddler on the Roof
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Sunday, August 20, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Sameer Patel, conductor
Ravel: Bolero
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
(619) 235-0804
www.sandiegosymphony.org
 
Thursday, August 31, at 7:30 PM
San Diego Symphony
Military Salute Concert
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Wy., San Diego
FREE (619) 235-0804

Ventura County

Sunday, August 27, at 3 PM
Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
2017 Beethoven, Burgers and Beans
Call for address: (805) 499-5256

If your organization would like to be included in future listings, please upload your concert information at www.acso.org/upload or e-mail your concert information to office@acso.org in the following format:

Day of week, Month, Date and Concert Time (AM or PM)
Name of Organization
conductor
soloist(s) (instrument)
Repertoire Summary­ (e.g., Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67)
Concert Location, Address, City
Telephone number for ticket information (xxx) xxx-xxxx
Website

Disclaimer: the entries in this document are given to us by the organizations and ACSO claims no responsibility for their accuracy. Organizations must be a member of ACSO to be included in this list.

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