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Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School  Parma Hts., Ohio
 
Baldwin Wallace University Professor Emeritus Loris Ohannes Chobanian conducted Parma Symphony in the World Premiere of his composition "ANI - CITY OF 1000 CURCHES for String Orchestra, Piano and Timpani". 

Also performed were Chobanian's four AESOP'S FABLES:  The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Dog Who Saw His Shadow, The Fox and the Grapes, and A Man His Son and His Donkey. The composer presented the narration.  

The rest of the program, conducted by Maestro Laycock included Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Poem "Francesca da Rimini" and Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1" with Tomasz Robak, as piano soloist.  

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Parma Hts., Ohio

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock presented a Holiday Pop concert featuring: Franz Lehar’s Overture to the Opera “The Merry Widow”, Highlights from “Show Boat” by Jerome Kern, “George Gershwin in Concert”, as well as a collection of Traditional Holiday favorites including Arthur Harris’s “Medley of Well-Know Christmas Carols”, “Christmas at the Movies” selections from Miracle on 34th St, The Polar Express, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Home Alone, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” Sunday,

October 16, 2016 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School  Parma Hts., Ohio  

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock  presented: Alexander Wasserman performing: Edvard Grieg “Piano Concerto Opus 16” also Franz von Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant Overture” The Walk to the Paradise Garden” by Frederick Delius and Dmitri Shostakovich: “Waltz No. 2 for Variety Stage Orchestra”

Sunday, March 6, 2016 3:00 pm  Valley Forge High School  Parma Hts., Ohio  

With Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock and featured Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 and selections by local composers Randy Rivera and Dr. Loris Chobanian   ·        

Sunday, December 6, 2015 3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School   Parma Hts., Ohio 

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock and featured Brahms Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 with Andrew Sords, violin and Sawyer Thomson, cello, and a selection of Holiday Favorites.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School    Parma Hts., Ohio
 
Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock featured Rachel Brandwein, Harp and Judy Naujoks Moore performing:  Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K 29.  Also: Festival Overture on “the Star-Spangled Banner” by Buck, and Greig’s Symphonic Dances Op 64  


2014-2015 Concert Schedule (see listing below for concert details):

October 19, 2014 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

December 7, 2014 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

March 1 , 2015 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

May 3, 2015 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:00 pm                    Valley Forge High School Auditorium, Parma Hts., Ohio
 
Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock conducted Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60” and Engelbert Humperdinck’s Overture  “Hansel and Gretal”

Sunday, March 1, 2015
at 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium 

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock presented: Brian Bigley on Uilleann Pipes performing “The Brendan Voyage” by Shaun Davey.  Also on the program were Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Borodin, and Beethoven’s “Lenore Overture #2”

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium


Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock presented Alexander Wasserman performing, Franz Liszt Piano Concerto #2 in A Major and A Collection of Traditional Holiday Music 

Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock presented Samuel Rotberg, violin soloist performing Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate, and piano soloist Sungeun Kim performing Chopin’s Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante. Also on the program was Tchaikovsky‘s Capriccio Italien and Mahler Symphony #1 in D Major 3rd Movement. 

2013-2014 Concert Schedule

October 20, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium
December 8, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium
March 2, 2014 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium
May 4, 2014 3:00 pm at Valley Forge High School Auditorium


Sunday, May 4, 2014 3:00 pm at Valley Forge High School Auditorium
                                                                              
Flamenco Guitarist MarijaTemo Performed “Tango Fantasy” conducted by the Composer: Dr LorisChobanian.  Also: World Premier “Emmanuel” by Randy Rivera,
Music Director Dr. Randolph P.Laycock conducted “Espana” byEmmanuel Chabrier and  2nd Movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium


Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock conducted and featured:  Violin Soloist Andrew Sords Performing Scottish Fantasy Op 24 by Max Bruch.  Also, Overture to “Fra Diavolo” by D. F. E. Auber, and the 1st Movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock  conducted Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No 1” with Alex Wasserman, Soloist; Ralph Vaughn William’s “Suite of English Folk Songs”;Overture to “The Wasps” and Fantasia on “Greensleeves”

...And Holiday Favorite: Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”


October 20, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock  conducted a Pops concert that featured music from the movies: Harry Potter, Spiderman, The Sea Hawk, Les Miserable, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Happy Feet and many more.

2012-2013 Concert Schedule:


October 21, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

December 9, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

March 3, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

May 5, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium


May 5, 2013  3:00 pm Valley Forge High School
                                                             
Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock conducted the concert featuring soloist Dr. Hristo Popov, in Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 99 by Dmitri Shostakovich,  Russlan and Ludmilla Overture by M. J. Glinka and Symphony in E Minor (New World) (No. 5, Op.95) by Antonin Dvorak

March 3, 2013 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium:

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock conducted the concert that featured Johannes Brahms’ Tragic Overture,Capriccio Espangnol by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and Gustave Holst Second Suite in F

December 9, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium:

Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock conducted the concert that featuring Soloist John Brndiar performing Trumpet Concerto by Joseph Hayden, Symphony #2 by Tchaikovsky, and various Holiday favorites including Selections from Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

JOHN BRNDIAR is Lecturer in Trumpet and Director of the Brass Choir at Baldwin-Wallace College, where he also coaches chamber ensembles, has taught conducting classes and directed rehearsals of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  He has performed, recorded and toured with The Cleveland Orchestra for 34 seasons as an extra and substitute trumpeter.  He is Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, a Grammy Award-winning ensemble, and is featured on many of their recordings, including the Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings.  John is a member of the Paragon Brass Quintet, the Kent Brass Quintet, the Blossom Festival Orchestra and Band, and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra in California.

    As a free lance musician, John has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Cleveland Symphonic Winds, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet Orchestras, Red {an orchestra}, the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic, and the Akron, Canton and Ashland Symphonies.  With the Paragon Brass Quintet he has performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference and toured to Europe and China presenting concerts and master classes, and he was a founding member of Metropolitan Brass Quintet.  John has appeared as soloist in the Concerto for Trumpet by Haydn with the Wooster Symphony; other solo performances have included recitals at Baldwin-Wallace, concerts with the Freedom Brass Band, the Strongsville Band, the Civic Concert Band of Lorain, the Euclid Orchestra, the Parma Symphony, and as soloist and conductor of the Lakewood Hometown Band.

    John has recorded several solo CDs for the Ludwig Master Series for young students, and has also been a featured soloist in the orchestra and band recordings produced by Ludwig.  He has played in Broadway touring company productions, and has recorded numerous radio and TV commercials, and pop music hits.  In the jazz field, he has performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Unit, and the Hot Jazz Seven.  An article on trumpet playing that he wrote appears in the No. 52 issue of Windplayer magazine.

   A graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, John was a trumpet student of Bernard Adelstein, Charles Schlueter, James Darling, and Mary Squire.  He studied conducting with Loris Chobanian and Dwight Oltman; and he has taught trumpet at CIM, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, The College of Wooster, Ashland University, and has presented master classes at the Oberlin Conservatory.


October 21, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium:


The concert featured Soloist Madeleine Kabat performing Cello Concerto #1 by Saint-Saens, Crown Imperial March by Walton, Highlights from Wicked, Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky and Overture to Der Freischutz by Weber

2011-2012 Concert Schedule

October 23, 2011 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

December 4, 2011 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

March 4, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

May 6, 2012 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School Auditorium

May 6, 2012                                 3:00 pm Valley Forge High School
                                                                     Parma Hts., Ohio

Concert included Johann Strauss Sr’s “Radetzky March”, Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and an Ohio Premier of a civil war commemorative piece “No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of the Drum”. The piece was written by former Parma Area native Kermit Poling*. The piece is dedicated to the brave men and women who fought and died in the American Civil War in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War in 1861. The piece featured narration by vocal artists Jared Plasterer and Susan Laycock. The narration is taken from various sources all of whom lived during the conflict. Some names are very familiar, some are not. But all were real individuals with personal memories of that great cataclysm.

March 4, 2012                              3:00 pm Valley Forge High School
                                                                      Parma Hts., Ohio

The concert included Brahm’s “Violin Concerto” with Soloist Andrew Sords, “Selections from the Ballet Gayane” by Aram Khachaturian, and Tchaikowski’s “1812 Overture”.
                       

December 4, 2011                   3:00 pm          Valley Forge High School  
                                                                            Parma Hts., Ohio  

The concert will include Carneval Ouverture Op 92 by Antonin Dvorak, Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto Op 16 featuring Alexander Wasserman, Soloist, Selections from the Movie “The Polar Express” and Russian Christmas Music

October 23, 2011                   3:00 pm          Valley Forge High School 
                                                                          Parma Hts., Ohio  
 
Music from the theatre and musicals... Phantom of the Opera, An American in Paris, Showboat, An American Symphony from Mr. Holland’s Opus and many others.

Also appearing in a Richard Rodgers medley, Vocal soloists:

Jared Plasterer Susan Laycock

2010-2011 Concert Schedule

October 24, 2010      3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School,  Auditorium

December 5, 2010    3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium        

March 6, 2011          3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium         

May 8, 2011             3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium

May 8, 2011                  3:00 pm      Valley Forge High School 
                                                         Parma Hts., Ohio  

The Spring concert included Ballet Music for “Le Cid” by Jules Massenet and Selections from Gilbert & Sullivan:  “Pirates of Penzance”, “Princess Ida”, “Yeoman of the Guard” and “The Mikado” featuring soloists Brian Keith Johnson, Jared Steven Plasterer, Susan Laycock and Kira Seaton.  

March 6, 2011            3:00 pm   Valley Forge High School,  Auditorium 
                                                 Parma Hts, Ohio

The concert included Egmont Overture by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony #2 (Romantic) by Howard Hanson and Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto #1 in G Minor Op. 26 performed by soloist Hristo Popov.

Described as “Virtuoso-violinist extraordinaire” (Musical Horizons), Hristo Popov, brings tremendous experience to the concert stage.  Popov made his orchestral debut at the age of nine and since then has performed throughout the United States, England, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico as both recitalist and concerto soloist. His Carnegie Hall debut has been hailed by The Strad Magazine as “…alert and energetic” and New York Concert Review as “…impassioned and unified, with each instrument shining individually”.

December 5, 2010      3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School,  Auditorium 
                                                 Parma Hts, Ohio

Annual Holiday Concert which included Dvorak’s Violin Concerto featuring soloist Andrew Sords and a collection of Traditional Holiday Favorites.

October 24, 2010      3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School 
                                                      Parma Hts., Ohio 

The October concert included Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliette Overture”; Jean Sibelius “Symphony #2” and Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations”

2009-2010 Concert Schedule

October 25, 2009      3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School,  Auditorium

December 6, 2009    3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School, Auditorium

March 7, 2010          3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium  

May 2, 2010             3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium  

May 2, 2010                  3:00 pm      Valley Forge High School 
                                                      Parma Hts., Ohio  

The concert of Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony #5” and Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto #3” featuring piano soloist Alexander Wasserman. A native of Oak Park, California, Alexander Wasserman grew up in a musical family, and began formal piano studies with Suzanne Julian, herself a protege of renowned pianist and teacher Jakob Gimpel.

March 7, 2010               3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School Auditorium
                                                       Parma Hts., Ohio 

Selections from “Band of Brothers”
“Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Lincoln Portrait”  by Aaron Copland
Music from “Lord of the Rings - Return of the King”
“Mars” and “Jupiter” from "The Planets" by Gustov Holst

December 6, 2009          3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School Auditorium
                                                         Parma Hts., Ohio 

Featuring: A Collection of New and Traditional Music
For the Holidays by Leroy Anderson, John Williams, Tschaikowsky’s "Nutcracker Suite #2" and more--conducted by Music Director Dr. Randolph P. Laycock .

October 25, 2009            3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium,  
                                                         Parma Hts., Ohio 

"Bacchanale" Op 47 from "Samson & Delila" by Camille Saint-Saens
"Cello Concerto No. 2" by Camille Saint-Saens featuring Guest Soloist Regina Mushabac (see info on artist below,) "The Noon Witch, A Symphonic Poem” by Antonin Dvorak and "Romanian Rhapsodie No. 1" by George Enesco.  

 Award winning cellist REGINA MUSHABAC is in demand as recitalist and soloist with orchestras in this country and abroad.    Mushabac is professor of cello at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music (Cleveland).  She was trained by some of the most distinguished cellists of the era.  She studied at Juilliard with Leonard Rose for six years and continued with Janos Starker at Indiana University and became his teaching assistant.  In addition to the complete standard repertoire, Mushabac is well known for her exploration into new music.  She has performed dozens of world premieres and can be heard in solo recordings on GM Recording Label, Trumedia Records, and New World Records.  For more information see her website www.reginamushabac.com

2008-2009 Concert Schedule

October 19, 2008      3:00 pm    Valley Forge High School,  Auditorium

December 6, 2008    3:00 pm     Norwalk High School Auditorium

December 7, 2009   3:00 pm      Valley Forge High School Auditorium 

March 8, 2009          3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium  

April 26, 2009           3:00 pm     Divinity Lutheran Church, Parma

May 3, 2009             3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium

April 26, 2009          3:00 pm     Divinity Lutheran Church, Parma, OH 
May 3, 2009            3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium
                                                     Parma Hts., Ohio 
Mozart Divertimento No. 2
Symphony # 8 in G major by Antonin Dvorak
An der schonen blauen Donau (Blue Danube Waltz) by Johann Strauss
A Mighty Fortress by Vaclav Nelhybel

March 8, 2009 3:00 PM Valley Forge High School

Ouverture by Franz von Suppe, From the Opera “Pique Dame”
Violin Concerto by P Tchaikovsky,  Andrew Sords, Soloist
Francesca Da Rimini  by P. Tchaikovsky, Fantaisie D’Apres Dante

December 6, 2008 8:00 P.M. Norwalk High School, Norwalk Ohio

December 7, 2008 3:00 P.M. Valley Forge High School

Mannheim Steamrollers' Stille Nacht by Franz Gruber; 
Christmas at the Movies featuring selections from Miracle on 34th Street, The Polar Express, Somewhere in my Memory from the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture HOME ALONE,  Making Christmas from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Where are you Christmas from Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane;
Kris Kringle by Randolph Laycock Sr. 
A Chrismas Treat, arrangement by Robert C Bowden
Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed
Waltz of the Flowers, from the Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tschaikowsky
A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson;
and in Recognition of the Concert Date December 7th, Victory at Sea by Richard Rogers

October 19, 2008  3:00 P.M.  Valley Forge High School

Magical Music for a Spooky Halloween
The Socerer's Apprentice
Funeral March of the Marionettes
Mars - The Bringer of War
Dance Macabre. . . and more!

2007-2008 Concert Schedule:

 October 21, 2007     3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium 

 December 2, 2007    3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium     

 March 2, 2008          3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Auditorium     

 May 4, 2008             3:00 pm     Valley Forge High School Audiorium