The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

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Forces of Nature


Orange County Symphony Presents Forces of Nature

Anaheim’s Resident Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Monumental Symphony No. 5 and the World Premiere of a Concerto for Electric Violin by SoCal Composer Sarah Wallin Huff

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Anaheim First Christian Church
520 W South St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
6:30 PM; 6:00 PM pre-concert talk
$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students

Free parking on site

Sarah Wallin Huff (b. 1980) :: Leviathan of the Ancient Deep
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) :: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

The Orange County Symphony (OCS) will give the second-to-last concert of its 2015-16 season on Sunday, April 10, featuring two works of epic proportions: Ludwig van Beethoven’s incomparable Symphony No. 5 in C Minor and the world premiere of Sarah Wallin Huff’s Leviathan of the Ancient Deep, a concerto for electric violin, synthesizer, and electric wind instrument (EWI).

Beethoven’s Fifth needs no introduction; just the first four notes—bum bum bum buuuuuuuuum—are enough to send chills down every music lover’s spine. The symphony is one of the most frequently performed works in the orchestral repertoire, and for good reason. Each of the four movements is imbued with its own unique spirit and power, but Beethoven’s unconquerable passion shines through all of them. Every live hearing of this beloved masterpiece is a unique and wonderful experience, whether it is the audience member’s first or fiftieth.

The six-string electric violin is a versatile amplified instrument, capable of a wider range of pitches and effects than the traditional acoustic violin. In Sarah Wallin Huff’s Leviathan of the Ancient Deep, it is joined by a synthesizer and EWI, creating an incredible scope of sounds and effects in the evocation of the great sea creature of myth and legend. Wallin Huff, an accomplished Southern California composer and performer, will play the solo violin part at this performance, the world premier of her mysterious and evocative work.

Founded in 1985, the Orange County Symphony is a regional semi-professional orchestra serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and, in July, 2011, was designated as the Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim.

The orchestra is led by Dr. David Rentz, an accomplished choral, orchestral, and opera conductor, who currently serves on the faculty of Chaffey College, as choral director at the First Congregational Church of Riverside, and as resident conductor of the Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles.

For booking, interviews, and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact: Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314
dorothy_rose@ocsymphony.org