Join us for our annual holiday concert!
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 2pm
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont CA
You’re invited to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas music – from traditional tunes to jazzy interpretations. The concert includes performances from the Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, Ohlone Clarinet Choir, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble! Rob Lenicheck, soprano cornet, will be the featured soloist with the Mission Peak Brass Band, playing O Holy Night. The concert is perfect for the whole family.
General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), and are available at the door or at www.SmithCenter.com or by calling (510) 659-6031. Parking is $2.
We are really excited about our upcoming season, beginning with our opening concert Friday, November 15th. The program includes Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, a rousing arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Kurt Weill’s Mack the Knife, Wild West: The Best of Ennio Morricone, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy. Featured soloists for the opening concert are John Monroe, Euphonium, playing Carrickfergus and Ken Walter, Cornet, playing Gabriel’s Oboe.
Visit our Concerts page for other concert information.
The Mission Peak Brass Band features renowned French horn soloist, Lydia Busler-Blais, on the final concert of our season on May 10th at 8pm in the Smith Center of Ohlone College in Fremont. She will be performing Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust and her own improvisations. Other works include Berne Patrol, Van Der Roost’s Toccata Festiva, as well as English Country Scenes, Ruby Tuesday, Blueberry Hill, The Girl From Ipanema, and Adagio from Spartacus.
Lydia has performed with many orchestras and dance companies as a prominent soloist and improvisationalist. She received awards from the Consortium of Vermont Composers, the International Horn Society Meir Rimon Fund, and by the Massachusetts Arts Council.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for youth under 12, and $10 for seniors and Ohlone students and staff, plus $2 Ohlone College parking fee per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at http://scboxoffice.ohlone.edu/ticketing/events.php or by phone, (510) 659-6031.
Enjoy a Tom Johnson recording from our last concert: Shepherd’s Song
There is a lot of great music on our March concerts! Selections include Philip Sparke’s London Overture, Mountain Song, and arrangement of Procession of the Sardar, plus Padstow Lifeboat, Valdres March, Strike up the Band, Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat, Khatchaturian’s Sabre Dance, Trumpet Blues and Cantabile, Shepherd’s Song, and Best of Bond, an arrangement of music from James Bond movies. Join us on Friday, March 8th at Ohlone College.
Get your holiday season off to a joyous start with the 5th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, featuring all five Ohlone College Wind Ensembles: Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, Community Band, Tuba Ensemble and new this year – the Clarinet Choir. A variety of both holiday and non-holiday favorites are sure to please all audiences. Mark the date and time on your calendar: Saturday, December 8th, 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont.
Box Office: 510-659-6031
Online Tickets: www.smithcenter.com
Mark your calendars for our 2012-2013 season:
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2 pm
Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8 pm
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8 pm (Saratoga High School)
Friday, May 10, 2012 at 8 pm
The opening concert will include English Folk Song Suite, The Kingdom Triumphant, Overture for an Epic Occasion, Ragtime for Horns, Simple Gifts, and more.
For more information visit our Performances page.
Join us for the final concert of the season on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 p.m. Featured is soprano cornetist Rob Lenicheck playing Summertime. Other members of the band will take solos in A Touch of Mancini, a medley of songs that includes The Pink Panther, Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, and Peter Gunn, heard in The Blues Brothers movie. Also on the concert is Jubilee Overture, The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, New York, New York, Lil’ Darlin, and Symphonette by Stephen Bulla.
The performance will take place in the Smith Center, Ohlone College, in Fremont. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for youth under 12, and $10 for seniors and Ohlone students and staff, plus $2 Ohlone College parking fee per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased in person the day of the concert, online at www.smithcenter.com or by phone (510) 659-6031.
Our next concert on Friday, March 9th at 8:00 p.m., features toe tapping, fun music, including Sweet Georgia Brown, Cartoon Music, Beatles Go Brass, Suite from Porgy & Bess, and Dance of the Tumblers. Cliff Mercer will be our soloist for the evening, playing Send in the Clowns on flugelhorn. Ticket information is on our Performances page. Hope to see you there!
Enjoy a sampling from our recent performance:
Resurgam by Eric Ball, conducted by Tony Clements.
Reflections in Nature by Robert Redhead, with guest conductor, Rob Franzblau.
Join us for our first Concert of the 2011-2012 Season, “Autumn Brass” featuring Cornet Soloist, Small Ensembles and Full Brass Band performing pieces covering a wide variety of musical styles. The concert is on Friday, October 14th at 8:00 p.m. in the Jackson Theatre, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, on the Ohlone College Campus, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539.
This performance will be conducted by MPBB Musical Director Tony Clements, who will be joined by Special Guest Conductor Dr. Rob Franzblau, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.
The program includes “Jubilance” by William Himes, featuring Cornet Soloist Guy Clark; “Basin Street Blues” by Spencer Williams, featuring the MPBB Trombone Trio; The Overture to “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart, featuring the MPBB Cornet Ensemble; “Legend in Brass” by James Curnow; the Brass Band Classic “Resurgam” by Eric Ball; and more.
Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Youth Under 12 / $10 Ohlone Students & Staff + Seniors;
plus $2 Ohlone College Parking Fee per Vehicle. Tickets may be purchased in person the day of the concert, online at www.smithcenter.com or by phone (510) 659-6031.