San Luis Obispo Symphony 2021-22: soloists from the orchestra, pops and classics, film music by Lloyd Webber, Rozsa, Steiner, Weill

Posted on: August 9, 2021

California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony will open its 2021-22 season on August 14 with a one-hour, intermissionless pops concert at Sinsheimer Stadium, featuring Concertmaster Emily Lanzone as soloist in Gliere’s “Phoenix” from The Red Poppy Suite, and music by Dvorak, Sousa, and John Williams. The season will comprise five concerts at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, plus two outdoor concerts and a concert in partnership with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Principal Clarinet Richard Dobeck and Principal Bassoon Lisa Nauful will be soloists in Carl Stamitz’s Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon on a program also including Michael Daugherty’s Strut and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. The orchestra’s film-festival program will feature Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark Symphonic Nocturne (arranged by Robert Russell Bennett), Miklos Rozsa’s The Lost Weekend Suite, Steiner’s Suite from Casablanca, and selections from Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Concertmaster Emily Lanzone, Principal Second Violin Timothy Shanks, Oboe Heidi Butterfield, Principal Oboe and English Horn Jessica Hoffman, and Principal Flute Marley Eder will perform music by Bach, Cowell, Farrenc, Honegger, and Warlock. Programs during the rest of the reason will feature music by Brahms, William Banfield, Warren Benson, Valerie Coleman, Alan Hovanhess, Jessie Montgomery, Mozart, Stefan Podell, Thomas Siwe, and Tchaikovsky.