EVENTS

 

Montgomery Philharmonic, Inc. is a community orchestra based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, dedicated to providing opportunities to enjoy, explore, and create music. As a teaching orchestra with education at the center of our mission, we provide an environment that promotes excellence for musicians of various levels to play orchestral music for themselves and for the community. Our goal is for the audience to experience classical music from great composers ranging from Bach to Webern and everything in between and to come together in the community to share a love of music in an exciting and welcoming environment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Concert 3 – December 11A special concert featuring Evan Tegley, oboe

  • at GPC, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)
  • Childhood Merriment – Valse Caprice – Alton Augustus Adams (1889–1987), arranged by Sandra Ragusa – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns. 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player) – triangle, snare drum, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • Work for solo oboe and orchestra – TBD
  • Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88, B. 163 (1889) – Antonin Dvořák (1841–1904) – piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboe, English horn, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

 Concert 4 – February 12A special concert curated by members of the Montgomery Philharmonic for Senior Citizens

 Concert 5 – April 23 …Immigrants and Emergents, different together (a concert of music by immigrant and emerging composers.)

  • at GPC, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)

 Immigrants

  • Song of the Angels from Mathis der Maler, IPH 89 (1933) – Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) (U.S. Citizen 1946) – piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, Percussion – 2 players (glockenspiel, crash cymbals, triangle, snare drum), violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955) – Franz Waxman (1906–1967) (U.S. Citizen 1934) – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, timpani

Emergents

  • Monograph for Orchestra (2018) – Jonathan Bingham – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • Kauyumari (Fragments) – Gabriela Ortiz (1964–) – Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets,2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists (seed pod rattle, claves, jawbone, tambourine, metal guiro, sistrum, tam tam, suspended cymbal, xylophone, glockenspiel, log drum, bongos., harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello. double bass

Concert 6 – June 11 – Symphonies Different Together: A Continued Exploration of the Evolution of the Symphony

  • at GPC, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)
    • Symphony No. 8 in F major, Opus 94 (1812) – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
    • Symphony No. 1 (1988) – Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1 violin 2 viola, cello, double bass

RECENT EVENTS

Concert 2 – October 23 – Joy and Hope

  • at GPC, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)
  • Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo (1942) – Aaron Copland (1900–1990) – 3 flutes (2 & 3 double piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players) – xylophone, glockenspiel, cymbals, triangle, whip, bass drum, snare drum, harp, piano (playing celeste), violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • These Worlds in Us (2006) – Missy Mazzoli (1980–) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussionists, 2 melodicas, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • Symphony No. 2 – Sinfonia India (1935–36) – Carlos Chavez (1899–1978) ­ – 2 piccolos, 2 flutes, 3 oboes, Eb clarinet, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass
  • William Tell Overture (1829) Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) – piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

Concert 1 – December 12, 2021 6:30 PM at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

Largo for Strings
(2000) – Boaz Avni (b. 1963)

The Bamboula, opus 75 – Samuel Coleridge–Taylor (1875–1912)

Symphony No. 5 in B–flat major,
D 485 – Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Mondays, July 12 – August 9, 2021 OUTDOOR SUMMER READING SESSIONS at 7:00 PM

Monday, June 29 – August 3, 2020 VIRTUAL YLCMF

The festival is FREE to all who are interested and can commit to attending 6 sessions
This year’s festival will take place online via ZOOM conference. Each student will be given a ZOOM meeting code upon registration.
Classes are taught by Montgomery Philharmonic principal musicians.

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
at
Montgomery Village Middle School , 19300 Watkins Mill Rd, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 The Youth Edition

Rock RiffsSoon Hee Newbold
Lotus DanceKathryn Griesinger
Bright RiverKathryn Griesinger DriftwoodRobert S. Frost
FuriosoRobert W. Smith
Congo CavesRalph Ford
On Wings of Freedom – Ayatey Shabazz
Bugler’s RagJames Ployhar
Ode to JoyLudwig van Beethoven, arranged by Richard Meyer

CONCERT 2 – 24 APRIL, 2022

Symphony No. 26 in E-flat major, KV 184  – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Elegy for Brass Ensemble
– Kevin Puts (b. 1972)

Symphony No. 3
– Florence Price (1887–1953)

CONCERT 3 – 26 JUNE, 2022

Tragic Overture in D minor, opus  81 – Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Chapultepec – Manuel M. Ponce (1882–1948)

Sinfonia No. 3 – George Walker (1922–2019)

 

 

 

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