West Valley Symphony’s opening performance features acclaimed soloist

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Posted 11/8/21

Acclaimed soloist Vladimir Khomyakov, who has performed with orchestras worldwide, joins the West Valley Symphony for its 2021-22 season-opening performance 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at The Vista Center …

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West Valley Symphony’s opening performance features acclaimed soloist

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Acclaimed soloist Vladimir Khomyakov, who has performed with orchestras worldwide, joins the West Valley Symphony for its 2021-22 season-opening performance 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkway Place.

Now in its 53rd season, the Symphony, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg, will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto.

Single adult tickets are on sale at The Vista Center Box Office beginning at $30. Tickets for the six-concert season also are available.

Khomyakov, 37, has performed as soloist with various orchestras including the Houston Symphony and Dresden Philharmonic and in solo recital and chamber music at venues in, among other countries, the United States, Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, China and Italy.

The season-opening performance will be followed by:

• Happy Holidays, Dec. 19, featuring the North Valley Chorale under the direction of Music Director Eleanor Johnson.

• A Salute to England, Jan. 16, featuring soloist Nancy Buck will include William Walton’s Orb and Sceptre March and Viola Concerto No. 2 and Edgar Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma.”

• Friends and Colleagues features soloist Katherine McLin, Feb. 13. The symphony will perform Die Fledermaus Overture (Johann Strauss), Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 for Violin (Johannes Brahms) and Symphony in G Major, No. 8, Op. 88 (Antonin Dvorak).

• Famous Opera Arias sung by the Phoenician Tenors, March 21. Tenors Guillermo Ontiveros, Johnny Huerta and Robert Erlichman will perform arias by Verdi, Donizette, Leoncavallo and Puccini.

• Remembering Leroy Anderson and Richard Rodgers, April 18. The orchestra will perform Anderson’s compositions Belle of the Ball; The Syncopated Clock; The Waltzing Cat; The Typewriter; Fiddle Faddle; Plink, Plank, Plunk; Trumpeter’s Lullaby; Bugler’s Holiday; and Forgotten Dreams. Richard Rodgers’ pieces includeOklahoma, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.

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