The Alhambra Orchestra
Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, Symphonie Espagnol, and more
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
3575 Main Highway
FREE ADMISSION (no tickets)
Alhambra Orchestra, led by conductor Timothy Shade, presents a free classical concert entitled “Natural Wonders” featuring Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony no. 6. Beethoven gives us a walk in the countryside, a violent thunderstorm, and the ensuing peaceful scene, in memorable music. Concertmaster Randy Bella will perform excerpts from Lalo’s dramatic Symphonie Espagnol with the orchestra, and you’ll also hear the most interesting car engine you can imagine, humming along in Gearbox by contemporary composer James Syler. Bring your whole family to this exciting and varied program full of orchestral color and tone painting.
Free admission, free parking (donations requested). No reservations needed except that large groups should call in advance. For information, contact (305) 668-9260, www.alhambramusic.org
“The American Songbook” afternoon concert
Alhambra Quartet and pianist Mia Vassilev
Sunday, May 22, 3pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Get ready for Memorial Day with a lively afternoon concert at the Coral Gables Museum, featuring a selection of classical and popular American music, including Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet and works by American composers Cole Porter, Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and more, performed by string quartet and piano.
Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Museum admission included. This concert is made possible through the generosity of Steinway Pianos, the Official Piano of the Coral Gables Museum.
$20, or $15 for museum members. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite or call 305.603.8067.
For more information see coralgablesmuseum.org
Alhambra Orchestra, now in its 26th season, is a non-profit community orchestra made up primarily of volunteer musicians. Its mission is to support classical music and music education in our community.