Seventeen Minutes That Changed Music History: Beethoven’s Great Fugue
- EVT 596
- May 17
- 7:30 pm
No Registration Required
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra is a youth orchestra for regional string musicians of high-school age and younger. PACO’s five ensembles—SuperStrings, Preparatory, Debut, Sinfonia, and Senior PACO—have approximately twenty-five members each. They rehearse weekly and perform throughout the year, presenting an extraordinary level of music-making and commitment to their art. The emphasis on chamber music uniquely sets PACO apart from other youth orchestras in the Bay Area and the nation, and lies at the core of its educational success.
Benjamin Simon, Music Director, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestras Ben Simon has been teaching Continuing Studies music courses since 1996. He has organized popular special events featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Mozart, Schubert, Bernstein, and Mendelssohn. He is also the music director of the professional San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He was a member of the Stanford String Quartet (1994–98) and is also on the music faculty at UC Berkeley.
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