OurOwnBackYard

8 pm Sat. & 3 pm Sun. at Mendocino College.

September 10th and 11th showcasing original compositions by longtime orchestra members Jeff Ives and Clovice Lewis.

Fantasy Suite for Orchestra by Ives incorporates English Baroque fantasia, Balkan folk music and stately dance from Renaissance Europe with lively polyrhythms and Romantic swoon. The Score by Lewis is a symphony—for a movie that does not exist—featuring a cello solo in one of its four movements which premiered in full in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 6th, under Leon Burke as part of a worldwide “Global Embrace” concert tour.

The program concludes with Joseph Haydn’s classical piece Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major nicknamed “The Drumroll” because of the long roll on the timpani with which it begins. Haydn was a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period who is known as “The Father of the Symphony.”

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