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Organization Details

Programs

Description
The Symphony generally performs four to five concerts each season. Most of the Symphony's concerts are offered free to the public. The Symphony does hold one fundraising concert each year to help offset the ensemble's expenses. Even the cost of a ticket to one of the Symphony's fundraising concerts is a service to the community as we provide unique performances with world class guest artists at which would easily cost four times as much if offered in a city such as San Francisco or Los Angeles. An example of this was the Symphony's original hit show "Poperetta" - a sell out in January 2018. The show, written by our own conductor Pete Nowlen and the Bay Area's J. Conrad Frank, was modeled after Frank's cabaret style performances in San Francisco.

The Symphony's program's feature a wide variety of music, including classical repertoire from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Dvorak; pops music from American cinema; and modern and jazz American composers such as George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.

The Symphony performs many of its concerts in the state of the art, beautifully designed Performing Arts Theater located at Cordova High School. The group also preform in other unique locations such as the California State Railroad Museum, The Air and Space Museum, Koreana International Marketplace, and Rancho Cordova City Hall.
Budget
$13,000
Program Successes
The Symphony doesn't ever just perform a concert. We want our concerts to feel personal and accessible to our audience. All of our performances include multimedia presentations which expand the experience for the audience. The Symphony has commissioned and performed two pieces by local performers. One piece was a piano concerto composed for the Symphony in honor and memory of a local pianist and teacher in Gold River. The composer Derek Sup, also from this area, performed the multimedia concerto twice with the Symphony to high praise. Local composer Ryan Suleiman was also commissioned by Symphony, which performed his work called "Burning" in November 2019. In an October 2017 concert the Symphony featured largely unknown works by acclaimed composer Ferde Grofe, compiling a California Suite comprised of movements from many of the suites Grofe created in honor of various locations throughout the state. A highlight of this performance was the presence of Ferde Grofe, Jr. who spoke to the audience about his father's life and musical works.
Description
The Symphony hires talented local musicians to perform as soloists at its concerts. Additionally, it periodically commissions local composers to write musical compositions of relevance to the local community that will be performed by the Symphony at its concerts.
Budget
$5,000
Program Successes
The Symphony has commissioned and performed two pieces by local performers. One piece was a piano concerto composed for the Symphony in honor and memory of a local pianist and teacher in Gold River. The composer Derek Sup, also from this area, performed the multimedia concerto twice with the Symphony to high praise. Local composer Ryan Suleiman was also commissioned by Symphony, which performed his work called "Burning" in November 2019. The Symphony has features numerous local musicians as soloists in its performances, including Deborah Pittman (clarinet), Chase Spruill (violin), Robin Fisher (soprano), Ray Anthony Trujillo (violin), Derek Sup (piano), and Liisa Davila (soprano).
Description
The Symphony supports the community by forming small chamber ensembles, which perform in support of various public events in Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento region. These performances are generally offered free of charge. The Symphony's ensembles include a string quartet, wind quintet, a large string ensemble, a string duo, a horn quartet, a Baroque trio, as well as two additional ensembles, which include a pianist.
Budget
$300
Program Successes
The small ensembles have performed at the California State Capitol, the Rancho Cordova City Monthly Luncheons, the new Mills Station Arts and Cultural Center in Rancho Cordova, the quarterly Rancho Cordova Artist Receptions at City Hall, River City Christian Dance Recitals, River City Christian Christmas Mall, and the Holiday Artist Pop Up Gallery in Rancho Cordova. The ensembles have also performed at private events for birthday and holiday celebrations.
Description
As part of our community support and outreach program, the Symphony has begun a new program called "Playing With a Purpose". This program commenced with our two concerts in late 2018 that included collecting donations and supplies to assist the Cordova Community Food Locker in feeding those who are in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season. The Symphony's November 2019 concert supported Whisker Warriors, a local animal rescue and support group . Each year, the Symphony will be partnering with a new local organization.
Budget
$1,500
Program Successes
Please join us in continuing to provide these essential services to our community. Your generous support in any amount will help us to make a difference through music.