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FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
Flint Center

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
BOTH CONCERTS 8:00 PM
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Join us on a Grand Tour to every continent on the planet, each one visited in a colorful and enthralling musical portrait. Highlights include Copland’s evocative Appalachian Spring, Zachariah Spellman performing Aurora Australis for didgeridoo and orchestra, and Heidi Hau performing Saint-Saëns’ spectacular piano showpiece, Africa.

Click on artists’ pictures for additional information on their web sites.

Heidi Hau

Heidi Hau

piano

Zachariah Spellman, didgeridoo

Zachariah Spellman

didgeridoo

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AUDIO PREVIEWS

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Maestro Klein previews each of the works on the concert, beginning with Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia.

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Our second preview features the Scherzo from Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica.

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Our third preview highlights the virtuosity of the didgeridoo in Ron Miller’s Aurora Australis.

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Our fourth preview takes us to Africa with the mini-piano-concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Our fifth preview brings us back home with Aaron Copland’s immortal Appalachian Spring.

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Our sixth preview takes us through the interior of South America with Villa-Lobos’ The Little Train of the Caipira.

PROGRAM

Alexander Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 7 (Sinfonia Antartica), Scherzo

Ron Miller
Aurora Australis
featuring Zachariah Spellman, didgeridoo

Camille Saint-Saëns
Africa
featuring Heidi Hau, piano

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring

Heitor Villa-Lobos
from Bachianas Brasileriras No. 2The Little Train of the Caipira

Jean Sibelius
Finlandia

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