Sep – InConcert Sierra Orchestra

Third Sunday Virtual Season of Past Performances

Streamed on September 20, 2020 • 2pm – available on YouTube

InConcert Sierra Orchestra

Ken Hardin, conductor

Featuring “Greatest Hits, Vol. 7” •  performed on September 15, 2019

Finlandia Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Three Pieces (on “Seedlings” of Maria Apostoles) — John Neufeld

1.Friendship2.Jungle of Night3.Moonlight in Autumn

Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn — Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Petite SuiteClaude Debussy (1862-1918)

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture —Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

 

John Neufeld, composer has been a professional musician for over half a century, beginning his work as a musician at the age of sixteen. Since that time, he has participated in many facets of the profession, both as instrumentalist and composer. Composing has been something that he did mostly on his days off, except for a few years when he was engaged in underscoring television shows with Artie Kane for old productions such as Love Boat, Dynasty, and Hotel. As an instrumentalist, he has performed in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. The majority of his work was with the Hollywood studio orchestras, where he recorded for film, television, and sound recordings. Some of the many well known films that he worked on as a player or orchestrator include My Fair Lady, Spartacus, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and Star Wars.

Neufeld’s experiences either as instrumentalist or orchestrator include working for or with such musicians as Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, John Williams, James Horner, Sir Neville Marriner, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Neufeld is now retired and living in Cambria, California, where he enjoys continuing his lifelong practice in music. His latest composition, Three Pieces on “Seedlings” by Maria Apostoles, was written especially for the InConcert Sierra Orchestra.

We were very pleased to have John Neufeld and Maria Apostoles in the audience last September!

Orchestra Members

Ken Hardin, conductor

VIOLIN I
Richard Altenbach, concertmaster
Helen Graham
Jolán Friedhoff
Kristen Autry
Irina Samarina
Bakyt Bekdjanov

VIOLIN II
Connie Kupka, principal
Aubrey Fisher
Rose-May Mickelson
Amy Lindsey
Amanda Lostritto
Devon Bradshaw

VIOLA
Peter Jandula-Hudson, principal
Randy Fisher
Nancy Ewing
Shawn Prudhomme

CELLO
David Speltz, principal
Jia-mo Chen
Alexandra Roedder
Daniel Wilder

BASS
Tom Derthick, principal
Stephen Rice

FLUTE
Kirsti Powell, principal
Darin Tidwell
Shannon Devir (+piccolo)

OBOE
Murray Campbell, principal
Dr. Cindy Behmer (+ English horn)

CLARINET
Elizabeth McAllister, principal
Karen Stenger

BASSOON
Dave Riddles, principal
David Wells

HORN
Cara Jones, principal
Angelina Mejia
Liesl Berry
Matt Reynolds

TRUMPET
Michael Meeks, principal
Kenneth Olson
Forrest Powell

TROMBONE
Steven Thompson, principal
Lloyd Roby

BASS TROMBONE
Jeff Reynolds

TIMPANI
Thomas Rance, principal

PERCUSSION
Jonathan Latta
Steve Kaiser

HARP
Sage Po, principal