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Press Release
April 3, 2007

San Diego Chamber Orchestra Announces 2007-2008 Season with Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor

San Diego, CA (April 3, 2007) – For his second year as Artistic Director and Conductor, Jung-Ho Pak who has been hailed for his unique and inspiring programming, has crafted an exciting six season programs to be performed throughout San Diego County.  Maestro Pak will continue to personally conduct each of the Classics Series concerts.

With the San Diego Chamber Orchestra currently experiencing a dramatic increase in attendance, Executive Director Winnie Briney anticipates more sell out concerts in the organization’s future.

“Our last season has seen great achievements. Concerts in our downtown venue, St. Paul’s Cathedral, have begun selling out.  We have a re-established the Orchestra and classical music as a prominent option with young professionals in San Diego through our audience building collaborations with groups such as the Young New Lawyers Division of the County Bar Association, Ivy Hour and other young professional orginizations as well as enjoying ongoing support from Rotary.  Ticket sales have increased; our patrons have given us positive and powerful feedback that our new vision for classical music has struck a chord with them.”

The Orchestra continues to emphasize their musicians as the Heart of the Orchestra and foster the connection between their musicians and the audience.  Last season Orchestra musicians along with Maestro Pak greeted audience members at the door before the concerts. This tradition will continue throughout the 2007-2008 season as many audience member have expressed delight at getting to make a personal connection with the musicians.  Marketing Director Kristin Behrmann comments, “Our musicians perform with great passion and talent.  This past season we highlighted their unique and increadible personalities with an increased presence in both the program and on the website. This year Maestro Pak will include one of our musicians, Scott Paulson, as a Guest Artist on our March Classics Series concert.”

The 2006-2007 six-concert Classical Series offers experiences unique to each of three venues.  St. Paul’s Cathedral offers vibrant acoustics in an inspiring atmosphere and is close to Balboa Park and a wide variety of unique restaurants and night-life on Friday nights.  La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on Monday nights is a traditional concert setting accented by modern art with dining just steps away at La Jolla restaurants. Tuesday nights, Rancho Santa Fe’s Del Mar Country Club is home to elegant, black-tie optional concerts with cabaret seating and a pre-concert reception and an optional post concert dinner.

New Audiences
The Orchestra’s box office is ahead of last season’s in current sales and is experiencing its first major increase since 2001.  The following concerts in 2006-07 have sold out at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Downtown: February Love Is In the Air; andMarch French Connections.  The 2006-2007 Season Finale concert is currently sold at over 90% in Rancho Santa Fe, with more sales expected at all venues before the April 9th, 10th, and 13th concerts.

New Performances
Following strong audience feedback to a premiere composition by Maestro’s collegues presented at the October 06 concert, Maestro Pak includes another premier composition for the March 07-08 season concert.  The Concerto for Theremin being composed by Linda Kernohan is written expressly for Orchestra oboist and Theremin player Scott Paulson.

The Chamber Orchestra on the Radio
Jung-Ho Pak continues hosting “The Tasting Room with Jung-Ho Pak” on XLNC-1 90.7 FM.

This hour-long radio show is a fresh approach on how to listen and appreciate the great classics. It premiered in September, 2006 with monthly topics relating to the repertoire selected for each month of San Diego Chamber Orchestra concert season.

The new program indeed represents a collaborative effort between XLNC1, Maestro Pak and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra.  XLNC1 is a non-profit, non-commercial station, so the program is uniquely positioned to be relevant to orchestral events throughout San Diego. It also seeks to appeal to young audiences and the broader popular culture within our region.

Maestro Pak invites you to share in his passion; “My passion is to make great classical music meaningful for this generation and the next.  I'm so excited about this opportunity.  This program gives me the chance to share my insights with thousands of people from my experience of conducting for over two decades with some of the best orchestras in the world.  XLNC1 is the perfect partner in this new kind of program, because we both share the dream of having the entire San Diego County be privy to what we have known all along ...classical music is beautiful music for every lifestyle and every background!" 

The program is produced each month and schedule times are available at www.xlnc1.org.

The 2007-2008 Season

Mozart:The Soul of Genius
Season Opening Night
Andreas Haefliger, Piano

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm Downtown
Monday, October 22, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
   
Woflgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40

Join us in this dramatic exploration of the young genius Mozart through his personal letters and the story of his life.  Thoughtful and profound pianist Andreas Haefliger joins the Orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15.  Haefliger has received the highest praise throughout the world for performances that possess a rare combination of power, elegance and poetry.  Don’t miss this consummate artist and one of the leading pianists of his generation.

Baroque Pearls
Chorus of the Bach Collegium

Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm Downtown
Monday, November 12, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
   
Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No. 147
Johann Sebastian Bach Air on a G string from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major
Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March)
Remo Giazotto Adagio for violin, strings & organ (Albononi’s Adagio)
Jean-Joseph Mouret Rondeau for bass strings & timpani from Suite of Symphonies No. 1 (Theme to Masterpiece Theater)
Georg Frederic Handel Hornpipe from Water Music
Georg Frederic Handel Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah

With a heavenly mix of ornate melodies and dance rhythms, these famous Baroque works sparkle with joy.  Delight your senses with a well-loved melody and perhaps encounter something wonderfully new.  This concert is dedicated to Albert and Gay Hugo-Martinez for their Maestro Circle Brilliant level support.

Music for the Seasons
Lindsay Deutsch, Violin
Vocal Soloist TBA

Monday, January 14, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm Downtown
   
Winter  

Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky

February — Shrovetide Festival from The Seasons

Astor Piazzolla

Winter in Buenos Aires from The Four Seasons
Spring  

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Air from The Four Seasons

Mark O'Conner

Spring from The American Seasons
Summer  

Franz Joseph Haydn

Welche Labung für die Sinne! from The Seasons

John Cage

Summer from The Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi

Summer from The Four Seasons
Fall  

Alexander Glazanov

Petit Adagio and Bachanal from The Seasons

Nature and her seasons has long been the muse of artists, poets and composers.  The various colors of the seasons are explored as the Orchestra, joined by the compelling young violinist Lindsay Deutsch, celebrates the seasons and a new year with these beautifully descriptive and eclectic masterpieces, the most celebrated of which is Summer from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

A Russian Romance

Monday, February 11, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
Friday, February 15, 7:30 pm Downtown
   
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Mikhail Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Alexander Borodin Polovtsian Dance No.17 (Stranger In Paradise)
Sergei Rachmaninoff  Vocalise for Orchestra
Aram Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus Suite
Sergei Prokofiev Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

February has long been regarded as the month of romance.  In this concert, Maestro Pak has combined jewels of the Russian repertoire to create a breathtaking and heart stirring concert.  Whether it is Rachmaninoff’s intensely beautiful Vocalise for Orchestra or Prokofiev’s take on history’s most famous romance, Romeo and Juliet, in this concert you are sure to find music close to your heart.

Surprise, Surprise!
Scott Paulson, Theremin
Soprano, Mary Ann Carr

Monday, March 10, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
Friday, March 14, 7:30 pm Downtown
   
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
Marin Marais Operation for the Removal of a Stone
Ludwig van Beethoven Irish Songs
Linda Kernohan Concerto for Theremin

Join us for a concert inspired by Haydn’s well loved Surprise Symphony. With a collection of surprises, jokes and tricks, the Orchestra will tickle your fancy and twist your brain.  Join us for a lively evening of unusual and delightful musical moments filled with joy and humor.

The Beethoven Experience
                       
Jennifer Frautschi, Violin

“The fabulous Frautschi is one of our most fully gifted musical artists, and she filled the long, longing phrases…with dazzling intensity.” – The Boston Herald

Monday, April 7, 7:30 pm La Jolla
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 pm Rancho Santa Fe
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm Downtown
   
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto

Grammy Award nominee and Avery Fischer Prize recipient, Jennifer Frautschi has thrilled audiences across the globe.  Experience the intensity and electricity of Frautschi’s playing and the genius of Beethoven.  Maestro Pak combines Beethoven’s farewell to the Classical Era, his humorous and energetic  Second Symphony, with Beethoven’s demanding and dramatic Violin Concerto to provide the Orchestra with a striking Season Finale.

Subscription Information
Subscriptions for the 2007-2008 season are now available to current season subscribers.  New subscriptions are being accepted and will be processed starting May 15. For more information about ticketing, contact the Box Office: emaitickets@sdco.org phone 858-350-0290, ext. 7

For more information, photos or to arrange to interview Jung-Ho Pak, please contact Kristin Behrmann: email marketing@sdco.org phone 858-350-0290, ext 6

 

 



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THANK YOU!

Foundation and Personal Donors

$40,000 and above
The James Irvine Foundation
The Parker Foundation

$20,000 and above
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Gay and Albert Hugo-Martinez
Frances Hunter/Hunter Industries
Helen and Harry Miyahira
Catherine and Lawrence Robinson

$5,000 and above
Stephanie Brownell and Paul Hunter
Ellen and Matthew Burkhart
Louise and R. Park Carmon
Melanie and Russ Chapman
Susan Childs
Kathleen Davis
Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D.
Helen Hodges
Judith Moore
Laura Robinson
Mary Jane and William Rohn
Susan and William Weber
Elsie Weston


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Major funding provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture



San Diego Community Enhancement Program (Pam Slater-Price, Ron Roberts)

San Diego County Community Projects Grants Program (Pam Slater-Price)