Conductor Eric Lindholm leads the Pomona College Orchestra in a program of music by Franz von Suppé, John Corigliano, Toru Takemitsu and Ottorino Respighi, with guest guitarist Jack Sanders.
The Orchestra is one of the largest and most prestigious performing organizations on campus and has a long tradition as an important creative and cultural outlet for the members of The Claremont Colleges. The orchestra engages faculty or guest soloists each season, with recent performances featuring such works as Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto, and In the Midst of Darkness, Light Persists by Pomona’s own Tom Flaherty. Through the department’s annual concerto competition, student soloists have presented pieces like Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), Brahms’s Violin Concerto, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Each season concludes with a collaboration with the Pomona College Choir, with recent examples including Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, and the Verdi Requiem. On its own, the orchestra engages music from all across the repertoire, including major works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Schubert, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and many others.
Guitarist Jack Sanders joins the ensemble in Takemitsu’s “To the Edge of Dream.” His performances have included the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Kapalua Music Festival of Hawaii, Arrowhead Bach Festival, plus solo appearances with numerous orchestras, including the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Santa Fe and South Coast Symphony. He has performed with the St. Petersburg, Colorado, and Angeles String Quartets, the vocal group I Cantori, and the contemporary chamber ensemble XTET. Radio appearances have included NPR’s nationally broadcast West Coast Live. Sanders is a member of the Pomona College Music faculty.
Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant
Corigliano: Elegy (Oliver Dubon ’20, conductor)
Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream
Respighi: Pines of Rome
The program is a repeat of the Friday, October 11, 8 p.m. performance.
- Pomona College
- Bridges Hall of Music
- 150 E. Fourth Street
Free admission with open seating, no tickets.
Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.