The La Sierra University Chamber Orchestra will be giving a concert on Wednesday evening, November 9 at 8p in Hole Memorial Auditorium. They will be joined by violist Brett Deubner as they perform the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto. The program will include Mozart's Symphony No. 29.
All proceeds from the admission fees go towards student scholarships and projects such as international music trips and festivals.
- $15 General Admission
- $10 Seniors 55+
- $5 Students & Teachers
2016-2017 *Season Pass available:
- $60 General Season Pass
- $50 Senior Season Pass
- $25 Student & Teacher Season pass
- $100 Family Pass up to 5 individuals
*This excludes Candlelight reserved seating and OPERA AT LA SIERRA prime seating tickets.
About the Performers
BRETT DEUBNER, one of this generation’s most accomplished violists, has inspired worldwide critical acclaim for his powerful intensity and sumptuous tone. The New Jersey Star Ledgercommented,”Deubner played with dynamic virtuosity hitting the center of every note no matter how many there were” and the Strad magazine noted his playing for his “infectious capriciousness.” Recent performances include concerto appearances with over 40 orchestras on 4 continents including the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Thuringer Symphoniker in Saalfeld, Germany, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony, the Grainger Wind Symphony in Melbourne, the Filharmonic del Quito, String Orchestra of the Rockies, the National Symphony of Ecuador, the State Orchestra of Merida, Venezuela, the New Symphony of Sofia, Bulgaria, Orchestra Bell’Arte of Paris, Peninsula Symphony of California and the Kiev Camerata in Ukraine. Brett Deubner is featured in Wikipedia for his viola transcription and recordings of the 2 viola concerti of Frank Lewin.
He has collaborated with some of today’s leading conductors such as Ann Manson, Perry So, Lucas Richman, David Lockington, Patricio Aizaga, Oliver Weder and Rossen Milanov. As a chamber music collaborator Deubner has performed with the Tokyo Quartet, the Vermeer quartet, pianists Joseph Kallichstein, Robert Koenig, cellists Wendy Warner, Sarah Sant’Ambrogio, clarinetists Guy Deplus and Alexander Fiterstein, violinists Timothy Fain, Stefan Milenkovich, Gregory Fulkerson, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, flutists Ransom Wilson and Carol Wincenc, and New York Philharmonic principal oboist Joseph Robinson and Dallas Symphony principal oboist Erin Hannigan.
Brett Deubner’s commitment to extending the repertoire for the viola is made evident by collaborations with some of today’s greatest composers such as Richard Danielpour, Samuel Adler, Lalo Schifrin, Andrew Rudin, David Del Tredici and several of this generation’s leading young composers. To date, over 80 works for viola including over 30 viola concerti and numerous solo and chamber works for viola have been dedicated to and premiered by Brett Deubner.
Highlights of the 2014-15 season include the world premiere of Frank Levy’s concerto for viola and winds with the Omaha Symphonic Winds, and Eric Whitacre’s “River Cam” for viola and strings in Seattle. During the 2015-16 season Brett will premiere and record Donald Appert’s viola concerto with the Oregon Sinfonietta, perform with the Olympia Philharmonic Society in Los Angeles, the La Sierra Symphony, return to the Orquesta Sinfonica del Loja, record the der Schwanendreher concerto of HIndemith in Vancouver, Washington, tour Brazil with the Southern Arizona Symphony performing the viola concerto of Amanda Harberg (which he will also record with that orchestra) as well as give recitals in Ecuador, California, New Jersey and Italy.
In the fall of 2017, Deubner will record and premiere Grammy-award winning composer Richard Danielpour’s viola concerto being specifically written for him. In addition to recording this important new viola concerto, Deubner will go on a 5 city tour of the West Coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver as well as an East Coast tour culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall.
DEAN ANDERSON is currently in his fourth year as the Director of Orchestra Studies at La Sierra University. He has been the Music Director for the Dana Point Symphony for over four seasons and is also the Artistic Director for Symphony Irvine. He is frequently engaged as an orchestra clinician and has worked with youth ensembles from across the United States.
As an opera conductor, he performed Giuseppe Lupis’ Il Pianista Disgraziata in Bologna, Assisi, Binetto, Loro Piceno, and Toritto. Other opera performances include Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segreto di Susanna and Mercadante’s I Due Figaro with Opera UCLA and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Fullerton College Opera Workshop. He conducted the West Coast premiere of Daron Hagen’s Little Nemo in Slumberland with the La Sierra University Opera.
Dr. Anderson studied violin with John Mcleod and conducting with Edward Dolbashian at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UCLA under the mentorship of Neal Stulberg. He has also participated in conducting master classes with Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Marin Alsop, Mihail Agafita, Daron Hagen, Don Thulean, and Lawrence Golan.