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

June 9, 2024 – Concert 5 (Regular Season), (Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church – Sanctuary), 6:30 PM  

We EMBRACE the color created by great composers. You’ll experience the drama in music created by compositional colors.

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92 (1812) – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) (35:39) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0HnxWm5CY

The Rhyme of Taigu (2003) – Zhou Long (b. 1953) (10:30) – piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, piano, celeste, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I8uP-ldAbA

Serenade for Orchestra – William Grant Still (1875–1978) (7:24) – 2 flutes (flute 2 doubles piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 F horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion 1 (orchestra bells, crash cymbals), percussion 2 (suspended cymbal), harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l297NGIR24w

RECENT EVENTS

April 14, 2024 – Concert 4 (Regular Season), (Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church – Sanctuary), 6:30 PM

We EMBRACE music that towers because it is played together. The pieces in this program belong together, creating a program where listeners will be struck with the enchantment, wonder, and the power of music.

Conga del Fuego Nuevo (2005) – Arturo Márquez (b. 1950) (5:25) – 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, E–flat clarinet, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpZ-1yOsaiI

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, opus 120 (1841) – Robert Schumann (1810–1856) (31:04) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Jsc-QU6A0

Breathe (2021) – Carlos Simon (b. 1986) (12:52)– 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, triangle, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3y2CB1NEgI

The Oak (1943) – Florence B. Price (1887–1953) (12:43) – piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqgTVyIby-o

 February 4, 2024 – Concert 3 (Regular Season), (The Village at Rockville – Chapel), 3:00 PM

We EMBRACE two of the world’s most beautiful compositions for string ensemble and feature our concertmaster, Lydia Leong, in Téllez’s graceful Romanza.

 Romanza for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 2, No. 3 – Felipe Téllez (6:16) – 1 flute, English horn, 1 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1o-JVQLXEI

Serenade for Strings in E minor, opus 20 (1892) – Edward Elgar (1857–1934) (12:10) – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gkalm4jE4o

Holberg Suite, Opus 40 (1884) – Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) (21:10)violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTYF8tXuUuU

December 10, 2023 – Concert 2 (Regular Season), (Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church – Sanctuary), 6:30 PM

This concert EMBRACES two powerful giants of composition, Amy Beach and Emma Lou Diemer. These colorful works were recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. Beach contributed to an American – New England Sound while Diemer continues to contribute to the American – West Coast sound with works for orchestra, choir, and organ.

Symphony in E minor, Gaelic Symphony (1894) – Amy Beach (1867–1944) (40:23) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (triangle, mvt. 2 only), violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a90JHU2saSU

Santa Barbara Overture – Emma Lou Diemer (1927–) (11:17) – 3 flutes (3rd doubles piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eud5NmVj0g

October 15, 2023 – Concert 1 (Regular Season), Opening Concert (Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church – Sanctuary), 6:30 PM

This concert EMBRACES a hidden period of time in musical composition where women were composing great works that went unnoticed for almost 100 years.

 Symphony in C major (1855) – Georges Bizet (1838–1875) (34:09) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvVanu1fQU

Overture in C (1830–1832) – Fanny Hensel–Mendelssohn (1805–1847) (9:51) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi0K83ZVQQg

 Sinfonia in C Major – Marianna Martines (1744–1812) (12:52) – 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1vlX5j4Qk

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

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

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

    • at GPC, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)
    • World Premiere of 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
    • U.S. Premier of Letters from Burma for Oboe and String Orchestra – Roxanna Panufnik. Evan Tegley, Solo Oboe
    • 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 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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