Mark Twehues conducts his orchestra for the Overture to Colas Breugnon by Dmitri Kabalevsky.
Instrumental Music’s director, Mark Twehues and his orchestra performed a beautiful and intriguing concert last night, Oct. 2, in the auditorium, which started at 7 p.m. Twehues and the orchestra began the White Night concert with the Overture to Colas Breugnon by Dmitri Kabalevsky, after Twehues had his introduction.
Afterwards, Twehues introduced Jacob Pons, and his piece, Eat Right. Drink Responsibly, accompanied by Josh Jimenez, who played the drums. Arianna Macris, who played the bass, and Brandon Medellin, who played the keyboard. Pons played the electric guitar.
Olivia Eaton and her performance of Scherzo Humoristique’s The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland, followed. The next piece was Kathryn Cater’s The Horse in My Dreams, played on the harp by Alex McCoy. The next three pieces were piano pieces.
After McCoy, Jacob Schenk played Venetian Boat Song from Songs without Words by Felix Mendelssohn. Next up was Joseph Kim, who played Petite Nocturne and Celestial Lullaby by Dennis Alexander. The last piano piece was Prelude in C# Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Nicholas Ramirez.
Left; Arianna Macris plays the bass. Center; Brandon Medellin plays the keyboard. Right; Jacob Pons plays the electric guitar.
Joshua Jimenez plays the drums.
Olivia Eaton plays The Cat and the Mouse in Scherzo Homoristique by Aaron Copland on the piano.
Alex McCoy stands before the audience after finishing playing The Horse in My Dreams by Kathryn Cater, on the harp.
Jacob Schenk comes out to the stage to play Felix Mendelssohn’s Venetian Boat Song from Songs without Words.
Joseph Kim, before he leaves the stage after playing two pieces – Petite Nocturne and Celestial Lullaby by Dennis Alexander.
After playing Prelude in C# Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nicholas Ramirez leaves the stage.
To end the night, Twehues and the orchestra played two last pieces; In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin and Russian Sailor’s Dance, from The Red Poppy by Reinhold Gliére, which was a strong and the most entertaining piece of the White Night concert.