Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra ‘Music of Romance and Passion’ Valentine Pops Concert

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The Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra today announced a Special Valentine’s Evening Pops Concert under the direction of conductor Michael Neumann.

On Saturday, Valentines Day, Maestro Neumann will conduct the orchestra in “Music of Romance and Passion,” featuring famous pieces from movies and the world of popular music.

“We are excited to present an evening of wonderful music, favorites that will delight all ages on this special night.” Included in the concert will be music from “Dr. Zhivago,” “West Side Story” and “The Sound of Music” as well as the theme from “Titanic,” “Meditation from Thais,” “East of Eden,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

The Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra has included this special concert in their season to provide an affordable, high quality musical offering to the community on this Valentine’s evening.

Plans for the previously planned Vienna Gala have been put aside for this year, as the symphony stays true to its mission to provide accessible, high quality music to the region.

In the spring, on Saturday, April fourth, the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra will present Mendelssohn’s “Symphony no.4” (the “Italian”), and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto no. 4 in G Major, Op.58, featuring Natsuki Fukasawa on piano. The concert will be complete with a performance of Dvorak’s “‘New World’ Symphony.

“Great Treasures from the Opera” will round out the season in the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater with pieces by Verdi, Gounod, Puccini, Massenet, Rossini, and others. The orchestra is pleased to announce the soloists for this performance: Maureen Mette, soprano, Brielle Morgan, mezzo-soprano, Jaeho Lee, tenor, and Stephen Janzen, baritone. The performance date for “Great Treasures from the Opera” will be Saturday, May 23, 2009.

All evening concerts begin at 7:30 pm at the Jill Solberg Theater for the Performing Arts at Folsom High School. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets to all of these events are available by calling the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra at 916.983.4277 or logging on to www.folsomsymphony.com. Season Tickets are currently available; ask about special group, senior and student rates.

For additional information about the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra and its 5th Anniversary Season please visit the website at www.folsomsymphony.com

The Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra under the direction of Maestro Michael Neumann. Performances have played to largely sold out audiences since the first concert 5 years ago, and maintain a patronage of concertgoers that extends from the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to the city of Sacramento and beyond. The Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization that welcomes volunteers and contributors at any time to its culture of bringing beautiful music to the Folsom Lake region.

Contact:

Carol A. Hoge

Executive Director

Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra

916.225.9126

www.folsomsymphony.com