VCS Radio Conservatory reveals their new world-class concert season (#33)



The VCS Radio Conservatory Presents 

The VCS Radio Explorer Ensemble
The VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble 
The VCS Radio Symphony


Last year's projects represented a fantastic achievement for VCS conservatory students! Fans witnessed the groundbreaking film score to "The Lost World," the students' national recognition from DownBeat Magazine, and their excellent new album recorded at the legendary Fantasy Studios! With all that success, what's in store for year thirty-three?  

This upcoming season is the most challenging and exciting to date! We'll be celebrating the music of America's most noted  composer, Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday with "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story." We'll be performing the original 40-minute symphony of Johan de Meij -- based on Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings!" Of course, as is the tradition, the VCS Radio Symphony members select a musical work scheduled to be performed this season by the San Francisco Symphony. The students will attend their concert and then perform that same work themselves here in Vacaville. This year the students chose Richard Strauss' extremely challenging tone poem, "Don Juan!"  

Our season's grand finale will be the amazing Buster Keaton feature film, "Steamboat Bill Jr." with music by the VCS Radio Symphony LIVE.




Here are some season highlights:
Tickets available soon! Go HERE for the complete schedule:

Dutch composer, Johan de Meij

Original Symphony #1 (Lord of the Rings)

Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday Celebration

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Plus, Prelude Fugue and Riffs

Brazillian composer, Antonio Carlo Gomez

Overture Il Guarany

Richard Strauss' infamously difficult tone poem

Don Juan

And, of course, the new film project,

Buster Keaton's

Steamboad Bill Jr.