Fallbrook Music Society unveils its 35th season

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Music Society has announced the details of its 2012-2013 concert season, marking its 35th anniversary year. The program promises to deliver a wide variety of repertoire from all periods of music history, showcasing some of the finest performances that have ever been offered by the organization.

Patrons will enjoy eight distinctly different performances during the upcoming season, which opens with a special event, the 27th annual Symphony ‘Pops’ on the Green concert on Thursday, Aug. 9, and continues with the concert series through April 7, 2013.

Concert series

The season opener on Sunday, Sept. 23 features a Fallbrook favorite – Redlands Symphony – with Tchaikovsky’s widely recognized Piano Concerto No. 1, coupled with Bartok’s most popular Concerto for Orchestra – offering up a dynamic program that is guaranteed to delight everyone.

Redlands Symphony will make two additional appearances in the season. On Sunday, Oct. 14 they will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concertos, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. For its third appearance in the season, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, the orchestra will deliver two of Mozart’s greatest works, both written during the last three months of his life: his Clarinet Concerto in A Major, as well as the Requiem Mass, with chorus and orchestra, which was left unfinished at his death.

Included in this year’s impressive lineup on Sunday, Dec. 9 will be Handel’s Messiah, a Christmas concert by Orchestra Nova under the leadership of Jung-Ho Pak, which will join forces with Sacra/Profana, an innovative 24-voice choir. Coupled with its dramatic video presentation of great masterpieces of art providing the backdrop, this oft-performed work will take on unique expressive qualities rarely heard.

Caroline Goulding, one of the most prominent young virtuoso violinists of our time, will appear in a solo recital on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Already an exceptional soloist with several premier orchestras, Goulding has garnered many top awards, including a Grammy nomination for her debut Telarc label recording, which hit Billboard Classical’s Top 15.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, New York Polyphony, a unique quartet of a cappela singers from Manhattan will take the audience on a stunning journey of music written throughout several centuries, including the beautiful tapestry of sounds created during the Renaissance.

Hailed as “the future of classical music in America,” The Knights are a chamber orchestra from the New York music scene that combines the classical tradition with their passion for musical discovery. Known by many as the world’s most famous Pipa player, Wu Man joins The Knights to blend Western and Eastern traditions on this ancient Chinese instrument.

Special event

The Symphony ‘Pops’ on the Green’ has been thrilling Fallbrook area residents for 26 consecutive years, and this summer’s concert on Thursday, Aug. 9 will be no exception. Audience members will listen to the San Diego Symphony as they play the strains of music by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, and more – with tenor soloist Mike Eldred.

The Grand Tradition Estate is the location for this lakeside evening under the stars, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic dinner, low-backed lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Adult admission tickets are $30 and children 12 and under are $5; pre-reserved tables which seat four, six or 10 persons are available; complete boxed picnic dinners from Fallbrook’s Major Market can be ordered until Aug. 2 by calling the Music Society.

Concert ticket options

New this year will be the availability of several flexible season subscription packages, where subscribers can choose the full seven-concert season, or select from symphony concerts or solo recitals to create their own unique four, five, or six-concert season subscriptions. To learn more and purchase tickets online, visit

www.fallbrookmusicsociety.org or call (760) 451-8644.

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