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February 6, 2018 > Celebrate the many faces of love with Fremont Symphony

Celebrate the many faces of love with Fremont Symphony

Submitted By Caryl Dockter

Run the romantic gamut with ?Cupid?s Arrow,? a concert depicting the many faces of love! Guest Conductor Jason Klein returns to conduct the Fremont Symphony Orchestra in music that ranges from the light-hearted to the passionate, from the tragedy of a doomed love affair to the sentimental and popular tunes all will recognize.

Internationally acclaimed pianist H‚lŠne Wickett will perform Mozart?s Concerto No. 21 in C, commonly known as the ?Elvira Madigan? concerto because its second movement was used throughout the Swedish film of the same name. Its poignant melody can move an audience to tears. Wickett, who trained in Paris with Alfred Brendel, Robert Casadesus, and Nadia Boulanger among others, has performed some 70 concertos with such major orchestras as the Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston, and Indianapolis Symphonies in the United States, as well as with orchestras in England and throughout Europe.

Richard Buell of the Boston Globe wrote, ?Here was playing so concentrated and direct, so disquietingly accurate in aiming straight for the soul that, while it lasted, the rest of the world might well have ceased to exist,? while Anthony Payne of London?s Daily Telegraph, called her playing ?an impressive combination of thoughtful commitment and virtuoso flair.?

Well known to Fremont audiences, Wickett has performed several times with the Fremont Symphony, first as winner of our Young Artist Competition and most recently playing the Schumann Piano Concerto.

Other works on the program include the overture to Rossini?s comic opera ?The Marriage Contract,? ?In the Garden? from Goldmark?s ?Rustic Wedding Symphony,? Debussy?s ?R‚verie,? Ponce?s ?Estrellita,? Sousa?s ?Our Flirtation,? and Ivanovici?s ?Anniversary Song.?

A reception hosted by the Fremont Symphony Guild with coffee, punch, and cookies will follow the performance, offering a chance to meet and mingle with the artists and fellow music-lovers.

Tickets are available at, by calling (510) 371-4859, or at the door.

Cupid?s Arrow
Saturday, Feb 10
7:30 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
38451 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
(510) 371-4859
Tickets: $20 ? $75

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