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Orchestra Origins: The Beginning of the Symphony ~ SAT, Oct 19, 7PM

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Orchestral music is one of the foundations of Western culture. Maestro Thomas Shoebotham takes us on an evening's journey through the origins of the orchestra—from the ancient Greek "orchestra" to the early instrumental ensembles of the Renaissance and Baroque eras that set the stage for the modern symphony orchestra. Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00PM.

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Orchestral music is one of the foundations of Western culture. Maestro Thomas Shoebotham takes us on an evening's journey through the origins of the orchestra—from the ancient Greek "orchestra" (the area of the stage where chorus and instruments combined music and commentary to make drama) to the early instrumental ensembles of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, all of which set the stage for the modern symphony orchestra and some of the most profound musical works the world has ever known. Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00PM.

Thomas Shoebotham has taught and performed on the cello in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Mr. Shoebotham plays a 2004 Anthony Lane cello, which won a silver medal for tone at the Violin Society of America competition in Portland. Also a noted conductor, he has directed performances for a number of groups, including Emerald City Opera, Opera San Jose, Berkeley Opera, Peninsula Symphony, West Bay Opera, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Albuquerque Philharmonic, and Palo Alto Philharmonic.