San Jacinto College music students Julia Sandefer and Leonardo Barrigan will perform with the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra when the orchestra opens its 31st season on Oct. 28. Photo by Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
2 music students to perform with Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra
Rob Vanya, October 18, 2012
San Jacinto College music students Julia Sandefer and Leonardo Barrigan have been performing together in band and orchestra concerts since childhood. The two talented violinists will soon perform together on a very grand stage, and both are understandably a little nervous.
Sandefer and Barrigan will perform with the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra when the orchestra opens its 31st season on Sunday, Oct. 28 with a 2:30 concert at the Beverly Hills Intermediate School auditorium, 11111 Beamer Rd. in southeast Houston.
“I have to admit I am sort of nervous because I have missed a few practices,” commented Barrigan. “Also, the repertoire includes some difficult and complex selections, such as Man of La Mancha and Haydn’s Symphony 60.”
Sandefer also missed some practices and admitted she is also nervous, yet confident that she and her friend Barrigan will do well at the concert. Sandefer will play violin in the orchestra, while Barrigan will play the slightly larger viola. Sandefer’s favorite style of music is traditional classic, while Barrigan prefers contemporary classic music.
The two grew up together in South Houston, and took music classes together throughout middle school. They performed together in many concerts as students at South Houston High School, and now attend San Jacinto College Central as music majors, with plans to earn associate degrees en route to transferring to universities.
The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra’s Oct. 28 performance, billed as the “Men in Music” concert, will also include “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Lincoln Portrait” by composer Aaron Copland.
The Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday Concert will also feature performances by the San Jacinto College Central choirs. Additionally, San Jacinto College music professor Dr. Sarah Spencer will perform as a piano soloist in a joint performance of Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” The Holiday Concert will be held at Beverly Hills Intermediate School on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Admission to Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra concerts is $10 for adults, and $8 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the concerts.
San Jacinto College offers a wide range of music courses and degree options, as well as private music lessons at all three campuses. For more information, visit arts.sanjac.edu.
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