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23/24 VPO Season Program

Celebrating Maestro Bruce Hangen’s 25th Anniversary Season with refreshing repertoire, diverse guest artists, and you!

Now that we have the Concert Hall at Groton Hill as our orchestral home, we’re able to play in a space that sends out our musical message on a world-class stage. The audience can truly sense the exceptionally high performance quality.”
Maestro Bruce Hangen

7:30pm

October 7, 2023

featuring Christopher Humbert, bass-baritone
  • VERDI – Overture to La forza del destino
  • MARQUEZ – Danzon No. 9
  • ALBERGA – The Soul’s Expression
  • RAVEL – Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL – Pictures at an Exhibition
7:30pm

November 11, 2023

featuring Concertmaster Alice Hallstrom, violin
  • MENDELSSOHN – Violin Concerto
  • MAHLER – Symphony No. 5
7:30pm

February 10, 2024

  • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR – Dance Négre
  • SCHOENBERG – Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
  • J.S. BACH – Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor
    (arr. Nicholas Kitchen)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4
7:30pm

March 9, 2024

featuring John Novacek, piano
  • BACH-STOKOWSKI – Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
  • RAVEL – Rapsodie espagnole
  • BRAHMS – Piano Concerto No. 2
7:30pm

April 6, 2024

featuring Midori, violin
  • MOZART – The Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
  • STRAUSS – Death and Transfiguration
  • BARTOK – Violin Concerto No. 2
  • KODALY – Dances from Galanta
7:30pm

May 11, 2024

  • BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)
  • STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring
NON-SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS
Vista Philharmonic Chamber Players: September 9, 2023
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