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Santa Cecilia Orchestra Soloists


Fresh off its sold out performance of Natasha Marin and SCO Friends, a concert featuring music for solo piano as well as duets, ending with the dazzling Mendelssohn trio, Santa Cecilia Orchestra (SCO) announces that it will host Santa Cecilia Orchestra Soloists, its next concert of the 2010-2011 season. The concert will take place at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall on Sunday February 13, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Music director and conductor Sonia Marie De León de Vega will lead the orchestra performing Concerto for 2 Violins Op. 3 No.2 by Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Suite Argentina by Alberto Williams and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango. Featured soloists include Salpy Kerkonian, Melissa Phelps, Yi-Huan Zhao, Anna Kostyushek and Alexander Kalman. SCO also welcomes back the celebrated radiance of its special guest artist, pianist Natasha Marin.

In this concert, audience members will enjoy the individual talents of SCO musicians in repertoire ranging from the virtuosity of Vivaldi to the genius of Bach and the passion of tango master Astor Piazzolla.

There will be one performance only of this program, which will take place at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles on Sunday February 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets priced at $26, $20 and $7 (youth 17 and under) are available by calling the orchestra office at (323) 259-3011 or by visiting http://scorchestra.org/201011orderform.html#Feb2011.

The next concert by the Santa Cecilia Orchestra is a performance of the “México Sinfónico!” on May 22, 2011. A season schedule is available at http://scorchestra.org/concerts.html.

Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega, Conductor

Maestra De Léon de Vega has expressed her deep commitment to engaging with the Los Angeles community and taking the SCO to reach the Latino community, as well as advocating for music education and encouraging young musicians to pursue their talents. Recognized as a noted symphony and opera conductor, Sonia has achieved distinction as a creative and consummate musician, as a woman in a groundbreaking career role and as a leading influence in the growing U.S. Latino culture. De Leon de Vega is also celebrated in educational circles for creating the dynamic Discovering Music program that continues to change the lives of thousands of youth each year through the power of music education.

About Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Founded in 1992 Santa Cecilia Orchestra has made a commitment to share the beauty and inspiration of classical music with Southern California audiences, giving special focus to Latino communities. Under the leadership of Maestra Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega, the 2010-2011 Season pays tribute to the company’s extraordinary history on its 18th anniversary, as the only orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to take classical music to the Latino Community. For sponsorship, media and appearance inquiries, please contact Lucía Matthews of DIà LOGO at lucia@dialogo.us or for news, photos and biographies for the conductor and soloists, visit http://www.scorchestra.org/PressRoom.htm.

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