Mill Valley Philharmonic, the local award-winning community orchestra providing dedicated volunteer musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire, has unveiled its 2016-17 season with the news that it will explore the Southeast Asian influence on European composers, take a sonic tour through three of California’s incredible national parks and collaborate with the Throckmorton Chorus.

Here are the details of the organization’s 17th season of bringing free orchestral music to people in their own communities, from longtime director Laurie Cohen. All shows are at the Mt. Tam United Methodist Church. MORE INFO.
Fall 2016: Poem, Serenade and Salute
Performances November 4, 5 & 6
Director Laurie Cohen and MVP collaborate with Throckmorton Chorus (Richard McKinley, director)
Art Songs for soprano and orchestra by Beth Custer (world premiere)
Serenade to Music, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Make our Garden Grow (finale from Candide), Leonard Bernstein 
Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major, opus 70, Dimitri Shostakovich

Winter 2017The 1889 Paris World’s Fair 
Performances: March 10, 11 & 12, 2017
The Asian and Southeast Asian influence on European composers 
Debussy, Ravel, and a guest Gamelan ensemble

Spring 2017: The MVP National Parks Tour
June 10-16, 2017, Local Kick-off concert TBD 
An All-American Program
Three-park tour in California: Tahoe, Yosemite, Sequoia

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