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August 27, 2013 > Fremont Symphony begins 50th Season

Fremont Symphony begins 50th Season

Submitted By Megan Morrow

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary season with a wide array of musical genres and guest artists for performances, along with the incomparable musicians of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor/Music Director Gregory Van Sudmeier. The entire season is underwritten by the Fremont Bank Foundation, also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The 2013-14 Golden Season will include two orchestra concerts and two recitals - three performances at Smith Center, Ohlone College, and one in the beautiful new Performing Arts Center at Logan High School in Union City. While most performances at both venues are on Saturdays, there will also be one Sunday performance at Smith Center, Ohlone College.

"This exciting 50th anniversary commemorates the musical mastery of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and celebrates both the diversity and the unity of the Fremont community," says Lee Foster, FSO Executive Director. "We are truly lucky to have a professional orchestra of this caliber in our community. This season's repertoire pays homage to all the founders who have made this a great community and a great orchestra."

The depth and breadth of diverse programming, ranging from classical to pops, from world music to Broadway and international film favorites, includes an impressive roster of exceptional guest artists. FSO is pleased to present the exciting young pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi and crossover specialists Quartet San Francisco, founded by jazz violinist Jeremy Cohen and artists including Carlos and Julio Reyes, Liam Tiernan and Hecheng Liu.

Each performance will be followed by a reception open to all, giving the community an opportunity to reengage, subscribe and enjoy. There is a special benefit for subscribers this season: if they subscribe by September 20, they can purchase half-price tickets to Diablo Ballet's performance of A Swingin' Holiday... and More on November 9, 2013 at Smith Center. This is a light-hearted program of holiday tunes, danced to live music by the Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra. Diablo Ballet has won accolades for the quality of its performances and is an exciting addition to the arts in Fremont.

2013-14 Season: Fremont Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Concert: World Tour
Saturday, Oct 19
8 p.m.
A musical journey spanning over 300 years and 12 countries
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont

Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi
Saturday, Feb 8
8 p.m.
Works by Beethoven, Ravel, Khachaturian and Gershwin, plus (especially for youngsters and the young at heart) fun little "bug" pieces, each describing an insect, by major composers.
Logan High School Performing Arts Center, Union City

Orchestra Concert: Celebration of Fremont
Sunday, Mar 30
7 p.m.
Silent film pianist, Niles Canyon connection, FSO 2012 Young Artist, multi-media presentation, Diablo Ballet dancers
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont

Quartet San Francisco
Saturday, May 3
8 p.m.
Crossover specialists in multiple styles from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont

Acknowledging that celebrations help foster collective identity, a commodity that is important to the social health of a community, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a special 50th anniversary season with the goal of weaving itself more fully into the lives of the people it serves, including a grand celebration event on November 10, 2013.

Four-show subscriptions to the FSO 2013-14 Season are priced at $175 and $155 for adults and $70 for students; single tickets are $49 and $45 for adults, $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the box office at (877) 938-9240 Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or online at:

Free parking is available at all performances with a complimentary shuttle courtesy of Fremont Bank at Smith Center, Ohlone College.

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