Disney FANTASIA — Live in Concert

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Great Hall (Directions & Parking)

Orchestra - $60 - Balcony - $30

Sun., March 29 - 1:00 PM

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Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney's original FANTASIA (1940) and Disney FANTASIA 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite." Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony, will also be shown in high definition on the big screen.

The CSUN Symphony Orchestra with conductor John Roscigno accompanies Disney’s crown jewel of feature film animation.

“Fantasia…remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide…If you have kids that haven’t yet experienced the wonder of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, I would highly recommend introducing them to it in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be- live.” —Chad Liffmann, Spinningplatters.com

“The Disney cartoons of 1940’s revolutionary Fantasia played in brilliant, restored, high-definition color alongside clips from Fantasia 2000...” —Harmony Wheeler, Broadwayworld.com

“All in all, this is a program that should be offered with great regularity, rather than as a special event.” —Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice

Repertoire

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 ca. 3’00 2000
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (movements 3-5) ca. 11’00 1940
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite ca. 15’00 1940
C. Debussy: Claire de Lune ca. 6’00 1940
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 Version) ca. 9’15 2000

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Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours ca. 12’19 1940
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ca. 9’00 Both!
Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance ca. 7’30 2000
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome ca. 10’00 2000

Encore:
C. Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals - Finale ca. 2‘00 2000

John Roscigno, conductor
Dr. John Roscigno is Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at California State University, Northridge. He also serves as Music Director of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic and the CSUN Youth Orchestra program. Dr. Roscigno previously held conducting positions at the University of Arizona, Auburn University and the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to his work with orchestra, he maintains an active performing career as a pianist and percussionist and has composed a number of original compositions.

CSUN Symphony Orchestra
The CSUN Symphony Orchestra has always been regarded as one of the top performing collegiate orchestra in the western United States. Former members have gone on to top professional positions as performers and teachers throughout the United States. The orchestra performs four concerts annually and also plays for the CSUN Opera program. Recent highlights of the orchestra include performance of Carmina Burana, The Planets and the opera Carmen. The orchestra will close this season with a performance of Stravinsky’s Petroushka and the Tadesco Double Guitar Concerto featuring the Thachuk/Meyer guitar duo in the Valley Performing Arts Center in early May.

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