As part of our Bridges to Music program, each year we present a free outdoor concert for the entire family. Featuring great performances of popular songs and classical favorites, each year this concert draws hundreds of families enjoying a picnic on the lawn and music under the summer evening sky. This concert also features a performance by the winner of our Young Musicians Competition.

Summer Concert
Water Music!

a FREE outdoor concert

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Hillview Park in Los Altos
Concert at 6 PM
No need to reserve tickets ahead, just come early and get your spot on the lawn!

PROGRAM

Handel
Water Music

Smetana
The Moldau

Strauss
On the Blue Danube

Saint Saëns
Havanaise

Christine Lee (violin) | 2018 Young Musicians’ Competition winner

— INTERMISSION —

Rodgers & Hammerstein
South Pacific Overture

Gliere
Russian Sailor’s Dance

Williams
Jaws

Zimmer
Pirates of the Caribbean

Click HERE to preview the repertoire

ABOUT THE CONCERT

This year’s Summer Concert is all about fun under the sun as we explore music related to water.  But don’t worry, no beach towels needed!

Bring your blankets and picnics and enjoy a summer evening while the Peninsula Symphony serenades you to the sounds of some of the most memorable and popular pieces in the repertoire.

Featured on the program will be the winner of Peninsula Symphony’s 2018 Young Musicians Competition – Christine Lee, violinist. It’s a wonderful and musical way for your family to kick off the summer!

This is a FREE event, but be sure to arrive early for best seating on the lawn.

PERFORMANCE VENUE DETAILS

Hillview Park
Hillview Avenue and San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Parking is available in the Hillview Community Center parking lot or in the residential neighborhood – both are adjacent the park.

GUEST ARTIST

2018 Young Musicians’ Competition winner

Christine Lee, age 15, is currently a sophomore at Saratoga High School. She began playing violin at the age of 5, and is currently studies under Zhao Wei of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division. Her previous teachers include Wei He and Eugenia Wie.

Christine has won several awards in various competitions, including Grand Prize at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition for the string division in 2010 and 2017, and first place in the 2014, 2016, and 2017 US Open Music Competition, the 2014 CMTANC International Youth Music Competition, 2014 California Youth Symphony Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition, the 2017 Saratoga High School Concerto Competition, the 2018 Peninsula Symphony Young Musician’s Competition, the 2018 Mission College Young Artist Competition and the 2018 Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition. As a soloist, she has performed with the California Youth Symphony Associate Orchestra, the Mission College Symphony Orchestra, the Saratoga High School Symphony Orchestra, and will perform with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra and the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in 2018 and 2019.

She has been serving as the Concertmaster in California Youth Symphony’s Senior Orchestra since 2017 and will lead a tour to Estonia, Sweden and Finland in the summer in 2018. She was also the Assistant Concertmaster in the All-National Honor Orchestra in 2017 held in Orlando, Florida, and was the concertmaster of the 2017 California All-State High School Symphony Orchestra as a ninth grader. She was Concertmaster of her school orchestra for several years and was a recipient of her school’s 2016 music scholarship award.

In the summers of 2015 and 2016, she attended the Young Performer’s program at Music@Menlo and has worked with world-class musicians including Wu Han, Laurence Lesser, Sean Lee, Arnaud Sussman, Paul Neubauer, Ani Kavafian, the Escher String Quartet, the Dover String Quartet and the Calidore String Quartet. She also attended the Meadowmount School of Music during the summer of 2017 under the tutelage of Professor Gerardo Ribeiro of Northwestern University. She has performed in masterclasses led by Joseph Lin and Chen Xi. This summer, she will return to Music@Menlo for the third time as one of the ten violinists selected internationally.

Christine also participates in volunteer activities through music such as HOP3BOX Benefit Orchestra, a group dedicated to helping underprivileged children through fundraising via UNICEF; AMASE, where she teaches music to special needs students every week; and MESH, a volunteer group at her school where she helps teach violin to elementary school students.

VIDEO PREVIEWS

John Williams, Jaws

Hans Zimmer, Pirates of the Caribbean


This concert is sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation, the Peter and Paula Uccelli Foundation, and the Los Altos Town Crier.