Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00pm - Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi
Young Artist Competition Winner in a concerto of his/her choosing, along with Brahms' Symphony No. 2, and featuring the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus in Verdi's Va Pensiero from Nabucco and Gloria, all'Egitto from Aida, and Wagner's Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser.
Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 Concert Flyer
The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra (formerly Tehachapi Community Orchestra) is a non-profit symphony based in the mountain community of Tehachapi, California. David Newby, our music director, has conducted the award-winning orchestra since the 1999-2000 season. The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra is fully supported by private donations and fundraisers held throughout the year.
The Tehachapi Community Orchestra has come of age and has now become "Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra". After thirteen years of performing in Tehachapi, the orchestra has improved so much to the point where it was going to by either the "Granddaddy of all Community Orchestras" or it needed a name change. Hence, the name "Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra" was chosen by the Board of Directors to reflect the achievements of the past decade. As we go forward, however, the orchestra's philosophy will not change. We will continue to be the people's orchestra, offering all of our concerts for free, so that everyone in the community will be able to enjoy our concerts. We will continue to ply 5-6 concerts per season, while sponsoring the Tehachapi Strings Orchestra, our intermediate-level teaching orchestra, conducted by our concertmaster. We will continue with our teaching mission of turning Tehachapi into a center of excellence for string playing. Presently, there are over 200 people studying strings in Tehachapi and we would like to add to that number.
The primary purpose of the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra is to facilitate the presentation of classical music to the community. Also the symphony strives to:
- Foster civic culture and educational interest in music by presenting concerts to the community.
- Ensure that the entire community, regardless of income level, has access to classical music performances by providing concerts for free (with voluntary donations accepted at the door).
- Provide a forum for community musicians to hone their skills and perform for the public.
- Encourage and recognize the musical youth of the community and to present young artists to the public.