October 21, 2017 - 4 pm
California's Golden Heritage
Pete Nowlen Conducting
Join the RCCLO’s celebration of California’s unique history through the music of renowned California composer Ferde Grofé. The orchestra will perform movements from Grofé’s Hollywood, Death Valley, San Francisco and Wheels Suites.
To begin the concert the composer’s son Ferde Grofé, Jr., will recite his original poem “Sequoia” while the RCCLO performs his father’s final musical composition of the same name. This unique collaborative effort by father and son was created in 1970 and is dedicated to the glorious, giant trees of Sequoia National Park, California.
The RCCLO is honored to perform this beautiful and unique tribute with Ferde Grofé, Jr. and we are delighted to welcome him to Rancho Cordova.
By popular demand - an encore performance by Derek Sup in his brilliant multimedia musical composition - "Piano Concerto: Debra's Recital".
Plus music of the Beach Boys, Disney, and Hollywood Cinema!
Hit Concerto To Be Featured Again This Fall!
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4pm
The world premiere of Derek Sup’s “Piano Concerto: Debra’s Recital” was a smash hit at RCCLO’s “Remembering Home” concert on March 18, 2017. RCCLO’s performance with Mr. Sup at the Cordova High School Performing Arts Theatre was the highlight of our 2016-2017 musical season.
The multi-media presentation showcased Mr. Sup’s emerging talent as a composer and performer as he deftly incorporated both visual and audio recordings into the concerto. The recordings of Sup’s piano recital as a youngster with his teacher Debra Miller, now deceased, were the conceptual and musical inspiration for the concerto. Miller’s words and voice, encouraging young musicians to perform with joy, pride and confidence, were translated into the musical themes heard throughout the concerto. The result was a thoroughly enjoyable, moving and uplifting tribute to a beloved teacher.
As both Debra Miller and Derek Sup were local residents, with Ms. Miller’s piano studio based in Gold River, the performance of the concerto in Rancho Cordova was especially meaningful in a concert celebrating the concept of “home”.
To honor our home of Rancho Cordova, and to share this extraordinary musical declaration regarding the profound impact of educators in society, the RCCLO and Derek Sup are delighted to perform a special encore performance of “Piano Concerto: Debra’s Recital” at the October 21, 2017 fall concert. The concert will be held at River City Christian at 4 pm and will be free to the public.
Please visit our website again for information regarding our entire 2017-2018 season including an exciting and fun New Year celebration in January 2018 and a special tribute to Mather Field and aviation in 2018!
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