Fall Frenzy Concerts, Oct 23-26!

Dear Classical Music Lovers,

The Spring Hill Orchestra’s upcoming Fall Frenzy week will be one to rival all others. We have a special week full of concerts that you won’t want to miss!

Highlights for the week include guest musicians from the Filamônica Femina of São Paulo, Brazil, the world premiere of orchestral work Emergence by local composer JUDITH MARKOVICH, and Italian talent Chantal Balestri performing GRIEG’S Piano Concerto. For the grand finale the SHO will pull out all the stops (literally!) with organist Greg Tulenko performing the magnificent second movement of Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ).

All events are free but donations are greatly appreciated!

Piano Recital 
WEDNESDAY, Oct 23, 7pm – Steinway Gallery of Nashville
Chantal Balestri, piano

Program
Schubert: Sonata D958 in C minor
Beethoven: 32 variations in C minor
Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody

Piano Masterclass 
THURSDAY, Oct 24, 11am – Steinway Gallery of Nashville
An opportunity for pianists of all levels or any music enthusiast who wants a deeper understanding of the art of piano playing. Balestri will work with students individually and give pointers on improving technique and musicality. Slots are still available for students who want to participate. Please contact us info@springhillorchestra.org. Learn more about Chantal here: http://www.chantalbalestri.com.

Brazilian Chamber Concerts
THURSDAY, Oct 24, 2pm- Spring Hill Public Library
FRIDAY, Oct 25, 11am- Williamson Co. Public Library
The Filarmônica Feminina of São Paulo, Brazil will be playing these two concerts at the Spring Hill and Williamson co libraries. They are touring locally and the Filarmônica Feminina Chiquinha Gonzaga is a newly-formed chamber orchestra, born from the idea of uniting women to play classical music. Their first project is inspired by the Brazilian author Mario de Andrade who describes their nation as a fusion of white, Indian, and black culture. Music chosen for their Tennessee debut  features a repertoire from works by well-known Brazilian composers, folk songs, and the indigenous dance of the Caiapó tribe.

SPRING HILL ORCHESTRA FALL FRENZY CONCERT

SATURDAY, Oct 26, 7:30pm– Calvary UMC, 3701 Hillsboro Pk, Nashville
Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Judith Markovich, composer
Chantal Balestri, piano
Greg Tulenko, organ
Guest musicians from the Filamônica Femina of São Paulo, Brazil

Program
MARKOVICH Emergence
GRIEG Piano Concerto
RESPIGHI Suite in G for Organ and Strings, mvt I & II
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (Organ), mvt II

Summer Chamber Concert, Fri. Aug. 30, 7:30pm

Join us for another Summer Chamber Concert featuring the works of Handel, Hummel, Saint-Saëns and Schubert under the baton of Rebecca Vendemo with featured musicians, Esi Tupper, Dennis May, and Darick Baker.

Summer Chamber Concert

Fri, Aug 30, 7:30pm –  Calvary United Methodist, Nashville

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor 
Esi Tupper, guest conductor
Dennis May, trumpet
Darick Baker, cello

Program
HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto (Mvt I)
HANDEL Water Music (selections)
SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
SCHUBERT Symphony 3

 

 

Summer Spectacular Concerts July 26 & 27

We invite you to join us for two free Summer Spectacular Concert in July! Piano virtuoso, Joseph Kingma, returns for another performance with the SHO, this time with the beautiful music of Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian) and Chopin’s Grand Polonaise Brilliante.

Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the powerful first movement of Borodin’s Symphony No. 1.

Summer Spectacular Concerts

Fri, July 26th, 7:30pm – Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
Sat, July 27th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Joseph Kingma, piano

Program:
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
CHOPIN Grande Polonaise Brilliante
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian)
BORODIN Symphony No. 2 (mvt 1)

Masterclass and Recital with pianist Joseph Kingma

Both located at Steinway Gallery of Nashville
Masterclass | Thurs, Aug 1st | 10am-12pm
Recital | Fri, Aug 2nd | 7:30pm

Joseph Kingma, piano
Known for a sound that is “rich and encompassing, yet delicate and refined” and a “flawless and expressive” technique, pianist Joseph Kingma is in constant demand as both a performer and teacher. First prize winner of the American Liszt Society’s first annual Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, held at Ohio State University, he has also won awards in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Sorantin International Young Artists Competition, and the Monroe Symphony League’s Emerging Artists Competition. Joseph joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Division.

Passionate about both performing and teaching, Joseph maintains a busy concertizing and teaching schedule. He has been featured as a masterclass clinician at universities and colleges nationwide, including William Carey University, University of North Alabama, Wheaton Conservatory of Music, and University of Toledo. Additionally, he performs regularly as a concerto soloist and has appeared with the Manassas Symphony, Illinois Valley Symphony, Monroe Symphony, and Spring Hill Orchestra, among others. He also performs extensively as a recitalist, performing on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series (streamed live on WFMT-Chicago), the Good Shepherd International Concert Series, the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Sunday Classical Concert Series, to name a few. A member of the American Liszt Society, he has also performed at its annual festival. His musical interests are wide-ranging, and his repertoire includes a wide variety of composers in the solo, concerto, and chamber genres. He is currently represented in North America by Elegy Artist Management.

Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his DMA, where he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM at Rice University under the tutelage of Robert Roux. His earlier teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.

 

Pianist, Daniel Colalillo in solo recital at Nashville Steinway Gallery April 18, 7pm

Daniel Colalillo, featured piano soloist with the SHO in 2018, returns to Nashville to perform a solo recital at the Steinway Gallery. The recital takes place April 18th at 7pm. Tickets are $10/ea. Purchase tickets here.

Colalillo is a New York based classical pianist. As a soloist, he is known for delivering strong commanding performances and unique interpretations with a depth of musical integrity. He has been lauded by “The New York Times.”

Daniel has given solo recitals at venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Bargemusic, Symphony Space, Tour Major Cities, and recently performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with The Spring Hill Orchestra. He will return to play with the orchestra again in 2020.

This recital will feature: Mozart – Twinkle Twinkle Variations; Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata; A Nashville premiere of John Adams, Lowell Libermann’s 4th Nocturne, and Preludes by Bach, Debussy, Messiaen, Scriabin, and more.

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Spring Concerts with the SHO! April 26 & 28

Upcoming Spring Concerts

We have two performances around the bend that you won’t want to miss! The orchestra is gearing up for two spring concerts in collaboration with the Heritage Children’s Choir and Williamson County Community Chorus. Featuring highlights from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Verdi’s “Va pensiero”from Nabucco, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Magic Flute Overture. We will also have special guest lyric baritone, Justin Colón with us for the Sunday performance to perform “Papagena!” from Magic Flute. It will be a wonderful time so we hope to see you there!

Fri, April 26th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Sun, April 28th, 3:00pm –  Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin

Linda Bolding, Christy Stouffer and Rebecca Vendemo, conductors
Justin Colón, lyric baritone (Sun only)
Guest Choirs:
Heritage Children’s Choir (Friday only)
Williamson County Community Chorus (Sun only)

Programs include
HUMPERDINCK Overture and selections from Hansel and Gretel
MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
VERDI Slave’s Chorus from Nabucco
ELGAR Enigma Variations (selections)
MOZART Overture to Magic Flute and “Papagena!”

Klassical Kidz! March 9th, 10am

Join us for our first annual Klassical Kids concert. This free event will start at 10am at Church at Station Hill (8083 Station Hill Dr, Spring Hill) with an instrumental petting zoo. At 10:30am a concert geared towards introducing young people to classical music and the full orchestra will follow. We’re excited to be partnering with Classical Conversations to present this concert to the community.

Hope to see y’all there!

Opening Night Gala | Saturday, March 30, 2019

This is your big chance to really support the Spring Hill Orchestra! Our second annual Opening Night Gala will take place at the UAW Hall in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6pm with a pre-concert reception and silent auction, followed by a concert with the SHO featuring opera singers Amanda Nelson and Justin Colon. Dinner will be served immediately following. All proceeds go to support the orchestra and help us continue bringing classical music to our community.

Coloratura soprano Amanda Nelson, and returning lyric baritone, Justin Cólon join the orchestra for an operatic evening of favorite works from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Amanda Nelson is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she performs in the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and is a core member of The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for the 2018/19 season. Nelson received her Master’s in Vocal Performance at Manhattan School of Music.

Justin Colón’s most recent orchestral credits include solo work with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee. He has been featured with the Nashville Philharmonic and debuted with SHO in 2016. Internationally, he has performed in concert at the Schumann-häuser in Leipzig and Zwickau for the Schumann-Liederfest.

Tickets $85/ea or purchase a table (8) for $550!

Seating is limited so don’t delay in reserving your seats!

2019 Season at a Glance

SHO Concert Schedule 2019

Klassical Kidz 

Sat, March 9th, 10am-11:30am – The Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
(10am Instrument Petting Zoo | 10:30am Concert)

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
in partnership with Classical Conversations

Program
DELIBES Suite for Sylvia

 

Spring Gala Concert & Dinner Fundraiser 

March 30th, 6:30pm – UAW Hall Spring Hill
6pm – Doors Open for Pre Concert Reception | 6:30pm Concert | Dinner

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Amanda Nelson, coloratura soprano 
Justin Colón, lyric baritone

Program
DONIZETTI selections from Don Pasquale
MOZART selections from Die Zauberflöte
ROSSINI selections from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Spring Concert

Fri, April 26th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Sun, April 28th, 3:00pm –  Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Guest Choirs:
Heritage Children’s Choir (Friday only)
Williamson County Community Chorus (Sun only)

Program
HUMPERDINCK Overture and selections from Hansel and Gretel
MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
VERDI Slave’s Chorus from Nabucco
ELGAR Enigma Variations (selections)

Summer Spectacular Concert

Fri, July 26th, 7:30pm – Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
Sat, July 27th, 7:30pm – Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Joseph Kingma, piano

Program 
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian”
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
BORODIN Symphony No. 2

Masterclass and Recital with pianist Joseph Kingma

Both located at Steinway Gallery of Nashville
Masterclass | Thurs, Aug 1st | 10am-12pm
Recital | Fri, Aug 2nd | 7:30pm

Summer Chamber Concerts

Fri or Sat Aug 30 or 31, 7:30pm –  location TBD
Mon, Sept 2, 7:00pm – Labor Day Concert at Westview Pavillion, Spring Hill

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor and trumpet
Darick Baker, cello

Program
MENDELSSOHN Overture to Midsummers Night Dream
TCHAIKOVSKY Variatons on a Rococo Theme
HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony 3

Fall Frenzy Concerts

Fri, Oct 25th, 7:30pm – location TBD
Sat, Oct 26th, 7:30pm – location TBD

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Chantal Balestri, piano
Judith Markovich, composer

Program
MARKOVICH Emergence
GRIEG Piano Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (“Organ“)

Christmas Concerts with Church at Station Hill

Sat, Dec 14th 3pm & 6pm
Sun, Dec 15th, 3pm & 6pm

Fall Frenzy Oct 26 & 27, 2018

Join us for another fabulous Fall Frenzy Concert! Featuring the works of Tchaikovsky, Smetana and Griffes, this program will be a crowd pleaser. The SHO will feature special guests Erin Erdos on flute, Daniel Colalillo on piano and dancers from the Children’s Ballet Theater. The concerts are free but donations are greatly appreciated at the door.

Fri, Oct 26th, 7:30pm – Church at Station Hill (Spring Hill)
Sat, Oct 27th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church (Nashville)
Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Erin Erdos, flute
Daniel Colalillo, piano
Soloists from Children’s Ballet Theater

Program
SMETANA  Vltava (The Moldau)
GRIFFES Poem for Flute
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor (Mvt I)
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake

Erin Erdos is a freelance publicist, graphic designer and professional flutist based in Chattanooga. Ms. Erdos received a Bachelor of Science in music business, as well as a Master’s in music performance (flute and piccolo), from Lee University. In addition to playing in the Spring Hill Orchestra, she performs regularly in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville, and is part of a Celtic music duo called “Dulcimer Dance.” By day, Erin is Director of Operations at Al McCree Entertainment.

Daniel Colalillo is a New York based classical pianist, who has performed with the MK Symphony and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Drew University, among others. Mr. Colalillo has a Masters in piano performance from Mannes School of Music (The New School) and a Bachelor of Music from Purchase College Conservatory of Music. He has also studied with MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk. Mr. Colalillo began playing piano at the late age of 15. His debut album,“Mostly Scriabin,” was recently released.

Performers from the Children’s Ballet Theater:

Emma House Sydney Flowers Emma Oxford Marlee Scott