The Mill Valley Philharmonic Performs Their 2014 Opening Season Concert at No Charge in San Rafael at the Osher Marin JCC on Sunday November 17, 2013 at 2:00

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Mill Valley Philharmonic presents the first concert series of its 14th season with Dvorak’s Symphony #9, Honneger’s Pacific 231, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Bambo Rhapsodic Dance in association with the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC.

The Osher Marin JCC present Mill Valley Philharmonic

Mill Valley Philharmonic performs their "Old World/New World" program on Nov 2, 2013

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC is proud to present Mill Valley Philharmonic, an award-winning community orchestra providing dedicated volunteer musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire.

Today MVP offers three pieces: Dvorak’s Symphony #9, which is popularly known as the New World Symphony, and was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular in the romantic repertoire. In older literature and recordings this symphony is often indicated as Symphony No. 5. Neil Armstrong took a recording of the New World Symphony to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969.

Pacific 231 is an orchestral work by Arthur Honegger, written in 1923. It is one of his most frequently performed works. The popular interpretation of the piece is that it depicts a steam locomotive, an interpretation that is supported by the title of the piece. Honegger, however, insisted that he wrote it as an exercise in building momentum while the tempo of the piece slows. He originally titled it Mouvement Symphonique, only giving it the name Pacific 231 after it was finished.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was an English composer who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".

WHAT: Mill Valley Philharmonic, Community Concert

WHO: All are invited. Advance Registration guarantees seating to this free event.
            All ages welcome.

COST: Donations encouraged and appreciated!

WHEN: Sun. November 17 @ 2pm ~ Doors/food/No Host refreshments 1:30

WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

PARKING:     Ample FREE parking. Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from Highway 101 is effortless, and less than 1/2 mile E off 101.

TICKETS: Pre-registration suggested: NO FEE

Mill Valley Philharmonic is an award-winning community orchestra providing dedicated volunteer musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire. Musicians come from all walks of life – from housekeeper to astrophysicist, from student to senior. MVP is committed to presenting innovative programming, from masterworks to world premieres. We are based on a model of community engagement that reflects our belief that experiencing music as a community unites our spirits and our voices. MVP brings free, live orchestral music to people in their own communities to Marin and beyond.

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. For over 20 years we have spread the power of music, voice, humor, taste, culture, movement and words throughout the community by presenting classical music, club style dancing events, comedy, musical concerts, theater and performance in the grand Hoytt Theater, lectures, chats and demonstrations in the Kurland lounge and great world music & dancing for all ages outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field. All are welcome; no membership is required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non- profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101

Kanbar Center Upcoming Events
12/7- The House Jacks – A cappella with Attitude
12/31- The Other Café Comedy Showcase’s
4th Annual NEW YEARS EVE
Stand-Up Comedy Celebration

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