The Sinfonia begins its 33rd Season with a "Musical Tour" Concert. The program will include music from several countries, featuring
  • Beethoven's (Germany) witty and powerful Symphony No. 8.
  • Austrian Franz Joseph Haydn's dramatic Symphony No. 49, "La Passione,"
  • French composer Gabriel Fauré's lovely Pavane,
  • Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen's evocative Romanze for Violin and Orchestra, with Randall Brinton as soloist,
  • and the energetic "Faniska" Overture, by Italian Luigi Cherubini.
An interesting aspect of this international program is that despite their differing countries of origin, several of these composers shared some connections. Svendsen received most of his musical education in Germany; a large part of Cherubini's career was spent in Paris, before he moved to Vienna, where his opera "Faniska" made a big impression on Beethoven, who had earlier studied with Haydn, and so on. It was truly a small musical world.
This Concert will take place on Sunday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m., at the Paradise Valley 7th-Day Adventist Church, in National City. The Church is located at 2701 East 8th St., in National City, not far from the 805 freeway. Admission and parking will be Free.