September 16, 2019

Topanga Symphony, Sunday March 13

 

Elevate your psyche by attending this concert that will be filled with Romantic Era music composed by the masters of emotion and performed by masters of their art.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBREE OLIVERSON

Topanga Symphony, Sunday March 13

Violinist Aubree Oliverson will be the featured soloist with the Topanga Symphony Orchestra on March 13.

Celebrated Violinist Aubree Oliverson will be featured soloist at the next free Topanga Symphony concert on Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m., at the Topanga Community House.

In addition to the program that includes Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony #2 in D,” Oliverson will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s, “Violin Concerto in E minor.”

Beginning her musical career in Utah, Oliverson first soloed with the Utah Symphony at age 11 and at Carnegie Hall at 12. She has traveled the country performing, motivating and inspiring thousands of children to work hard and participate in music. She has been recognized as the winner of an international violin competition and is hailed by Utah’s top music critic as “a young violinist ready to make a huge name for herself.”

She is currently a Greendale Scholar at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles where she studies with renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett, and leads the Academy’s Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra as concertmaster.

Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor” is an important part of, and one of the most popular concertos in the violin repertoire. It premiered in 1845 during the Romantic period when composers and artists responded to the industrialization of the time by creating works of art that elevated emotions and brought a reverence for nature back into the framework of their society.

If you are feeling like you may need a little attitude adjustment to your current frame of mind, don’t miss this concert. The performance promises to be an experience that will leave the audience with an undeniable emotional and uplifting journey back to the Romantic Era.

The concert will begin with Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” a piece regarded as a quintessential part of the fabric of the Romantic period. This powerful expression of patriotism became the unofficial anthem for the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It exemplifies the emotions that inspire heroism and represents Beethoven’s music.

The concert will conclude with Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony #2 in D.” Composed in 1877, it continues the Romantic Period theme of the concert. Brahms is the German composer who desired to advance the Romantic genre of music with new approaches to harmony and melody. He is considered the master of counterpoint blending different themes together creating a complexity that was his signature structure and distinctive emotional style.

The Topanga Symphony, a community orchestra is supported by, and performs for the community. It continues only because of the dedication of the musicians and community members who work tirelessly to keep classical music alive and well in the Santa Monica Mountains in the 21st Century.

Thanks to the amazing support of the Topanga Community Club and donations by the Friends of the Topanga Symphony, the orchestra performs three concerts each season.

Become a financial donor and Friend to the Topanga Symphony by visiting topangasymphony.com and select: Donate. It is greatly appreciated because your support is essential for the orchestra to continue.