Outside the Lines: Not the Usual Repertoire

O’Connor: The Fiddle Concerto – Colyn Fischer, violin
Armstrong/Frieman: Concert Variations on a theme of Billy Joe Armstrong
Nelson/Frieman: A Memorial Tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson
Pender: Something to Live For – Don Pender, saxophone

Fiddle champion Colyn Fischer play’s Mark O’Connor’s phenomenal crossover hit “The Fiddle Concerto” for violin and orchestra.  This work has received more performances than any violin concerto written in the last 50 years.  Drawing on classical influences and fiddling traditions from the U.S. and abroad, this hallmark piece has thrilled audiences all over the world since its premiere in 1992.

Also on the program is NMCO conductor James Richard Frieman’s “When September Ends: Concert Variations on a Theme of Billy Joe Armstrong,” the celebrated songwriter, guitarist, singer and driving force behind the Bay Area’s legendary band Green Day for more than twenty years. In addition to this exciting premiere, jazz artist Don Pender plays his haunting ballad “Something to Live For” in an arrangement for strings, harp and baritone sax. The concert is rounded out by Frieman’s tribute to Prince, truly one of the great musical geniuses of our time.

Saturday, October 1, 8:00 PM
Woodside HS Performing Arts Center
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062
Sunday, October 2, 7:00 PM
Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301