Conductor Eric Lindholm leads the Orchestra in a program of music by Brahms and Wieniawski with violinist Hana Burgess (Scripps ’22) – one of two winners of the 2019 Orchestra Concerto Competition. The competition’s second winner will join the orchestra in March 2020.

A Scripps College sophomore majoring in biochemistry, Hana Burgess studies violin with Sarah Thornblade at Pomona College. Prior to attending Scripps, Hana performed as a soloist in Sarasate Zigeunerweisen with the Lakeside School orchestra, and achieved recognition as a soloist and chamber musician at competitions including the Seattle Young Artists, the Washington Music Educators Assoc. Solo and Ensemble festival, and the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (Bellevue, WA). Last summer she attended Orford Musique in Canada.

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. Through the department’s annual concerto competition, student soloists have presented pieces from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) to Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. During the season, the orchestra engages music from all across the repertoire, including major works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Schubert, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and many others.

The program is repeated on Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m.


Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor

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Friday, November 22, 2019 8:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Bridges Hall of Music
  • 150 E. Fourth Street
General Public
Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
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Free admission with open seating, no tickets.

Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.