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Harvest of Music

Music Napa Valley at Napa Valley College

Harvest of Music

Napa Valley College Orchestra

Directed by Harry Cadelago

November 23, 2014 at 3pm

The Napa Valley College Orchestra, directed by Harry Cadelago will present the Harvest of Music on November 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Main Theater of the Performing Arts Center.  This concert will honor the orchestral instrument, "The Horn."   Although commonly called the "French Horn," expert players of this instrument prefer just "The Horn" or "Natural Horn" as its official title.  

The afternoon concert includes the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms, Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frederic Handel, and traditional Classical Period Horn repertoire by Mozart and Haydn.  In this repertoire, the Horn is used not only to play attractive melodies but also to symbolize nature's splendor and to show the instrument's capacity for replication of such.

With regard to the Horn repertoire, the concert will present not only the solo horn in the Horn Concerto No. 2 in Eb Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also multiple horns in Symphony No. 31 in D Major by Joseph Haydn.

The solo horn concerto by Mozart will feature Sadie Glass as the soloist for this piece.  Sadie is a versatile and accomplished musician, who is pursuing a career in early music.   She performs on both the baroque and natural horns, working with some of the most influential natural horn players of our day, including Hermann Baumann, Richard Seraphinoff, and Lowell Greer.  Glass completed a Master's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying horn performance with Bernhard Scully.  In the summer of 2014, Glass attended the American Bach Soloists Academy where she performed the aria "Va tacito e nascosto" from George Frederic Handel's HWV 17 opera Giulio Cesare. According to the SF Classical Music Examiner "Glass took on the horn part for this aria for all it was worth, evoking all of the frightening aspects of a hunt in the process. Listening to Glass' interpretation, one could appreciate that Handel understood and exploited the raw quality of the instrument of his day."  In the San Francisco Bay Area, Glass is a member of the Symphony Napa Valley.  She is also a substitute with several organizations, including the Santa Rosa Symphony, Monterey Symphony, and the Berkeley Symphony.  In addition to orchestral performances, Glass has been a featured performer as a soloist and with various chamber groups.  She won the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) concerto competition in 2011 and was a featured soloist with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She is currently on faculty at the Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California.   This will be Sadie's first solo appearance on the Main Theater stage at Napa Valley College.

The Harvest of Music concert begins the festival season of music for the Napa Valley College Music Department offerings.  Other upcoming Music Department concerts in December will be the inspiring a Tribute to Nelson Mandela & Maya Angelou:  African Sanctus, featuring the College Chorale assisted by the Umoja Learning Community and the Humanities Department, on December 7 at 3 p.m.; The Jazz Ensemble Combo will perform Jazz Impressions December 12 at 8pm; the voice students will present their Voice Recital on December 13 at 8 p.m. and the North Bay Wind Ensemble will perform Winds Extraordinaire on December 14 at 3 p.m.

As the Music Department's holiday gift to the community, we will be offering a special ticketing offer: a special of 4 tickets for $50.  Please use Discount Code Fall2014Music when making your purchase. 

Tickets for all of these concerts are $20 for Adults, $15 Military/Students/Seniors (60+) and can be purchased online at www.MusicNapaValley.org or by calling the Box Office at 707-256-7500.  It is recommended that you purchase your tickets ahead of time; however tickets may also be available at the door one hour before show time.  The Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center is located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy. in Napa. Parking is also free.