Masterworks 3: Haydn’s Drumroll

Masterworks 3: Haydn's Drumroll


Guest Artists:
James Johnston, violin | Young Artist Winner
Sarah Harris, soprano | Young Artist Winner
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

MARTINŮ - Comedy on the Bridge, H. 251:  Little Suite
SAINT-SAËNS - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
OFFENBACH - Les oiseaux dans la charmille
TELEMANN - Don Quixote
SCHUBERT - Overture “In the Italian Style” Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side
HAYDN - Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”

In this quirky and humor-infused program, we highlight our Young Artist Winners, James Johnston and Sarah Harris.  We also welcome our area youth orchestras on stage to join us for Franz Schubert’s Overture “In the Italian Style”, a Rossini-inspired work that captures the effervescence of the lively Italian opera overture with beautiful operatic melodies and blazing finale.  The evening begins with the whimsical Little Suite from Comedy on the Bridge, an opera where all the main characters get stranded on a bridge.  The program takes a twist in Telemann’s Don Quichotte, a sort of musical novel where the over-hyped image of Cervantes’ Don Quixote has a unique take on reality.  The first sounds of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 will reveal instantly why it received the nickname, “Drumroll”.  What follows is a symphony full of imagination and wit that exemplifies a grandmaster of symphonic writing over sixty years in the making.