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Vista Philharmonic Orchestra – Opening Night 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024 —  7:30 pm
Classical in The Concert Hall

Strauss, Richard – Also Sprach Zarathustra
Bates, Mason – Sea-Blue Circuitry
Rachmaninoff, Sergei – Piano Concerto No. 2

Special guest – Joshua Mhoon, piano

Who could have known that the opening theme of Richard Strauss’ iconic 1896 tone poem would become one of today’s most recognizable sound bites? From the epic 1968 sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey to 2023’s Barbie, this work continues to thrill audiences around the world. We felt it was the perfect way to open our 50th season. If you haven’t heard it in the exquisite Concert Hall yet, you’re in for a treat. Our Opening Night performance will also feature a new listening experience for Vista Philharmonic fans, with Grammy-winning modern composer Mason Bates’ Sea-Blue Circuitry. This astounding accomplishment of contemporary classical is a shimmering, colorful workout for the orchestra. With virtuosity and passion at his fingertips, our guest artist – piano phenom Joshua Mhoon – transcends boundaries and captivates audiences worldwide. We know he will captivate us all in Rachmaninoff’s beloved concerto.

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Our home was built for sound, with 2 world-class stages on 110 acres, comfortable seating, unforgettable views, and ample free parking.
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