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Saxophone and More

April 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 9, 2022 Mission Chamber Orchestra of San José (MCOSJ) performs a free concert of
classical music at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center. The concert presents works ranging from
well loved classics to new and less familiar works, offering something of interest for all.
Saxophone soloist Ricardo Martinez joins the orchestra to perform the Rhapsody for Alto
Saxophone and Orchestra by Belgian composer André Waignein. Martinez, who has performed
concerts in Scotland, France, and Japan as well as in the United States, says he was inspired to
become a professional musician at a MCOSJ concert, where he heard saxophone soloist Ashu
perform. Waignein’s Rhapsody was composed for the 2010 International Adolphe Sax
Competition in Dinant, Belgium – the birthplace of the inventor of the saxophone. The Rhapsody
is a spontaneous and natural musical journey that explores the technical potential and expressive
nature of the instrument.
Also on the program is Tico by Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen, written specially
for MCOSJ. Bloomer Deussen passed away in late 2019, and this concert is the group’s first
opportunity to perform a tribute to the long-time friend of the orchestra. Another less familiar
piece on the program is Peter Boyer’s Ghosts of Troy, a tone poem inspired by Homer’s Iliad.
Well known and loved by many, Bizet’s Symphony in C and Barber’s Adagio for Strings
complete the evening’s program.
In celebration of its 25 th anniversary, the orchestra is offering all tickets for free. Audience
members will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo IDs.
Mission Chamber Orchestra of San José concert
Emily Ray, conductor
Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist
Saturday, April 9, 2022 – 7:30PM
Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose
Nancy Bloomer Deussen       Tico
Peter Boyer                            Ghosts of Troy
André Waignein                    Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Ricardo Martinez, saxophonist
Georges Bizet                         Symphony no. 1 in C
Samuel Barber                        Adagio for Strings, op. 11

Free, but reservations are advised: www.missionchamber.org/events-tickets/
All attendees must wear appropriate facial coverings and show proof of COVID vaccination and
photo ID. Children under 12 must provide proof of negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours
of attendance.


April 9, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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