Merced Symphony
Association

Gershwin, Jazz & More!

Enjoy a celebration of American jazz music at the Merced Symphony’s annual Pops Concert! Local favorites Patrice Stribling Nelson performs Rhapsody in Blue on piano, and soprano Jenni Samuelson sings a Medley of Gershwin Favorites among other gems from the great American song book. Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Merced Theater, 301 W. Main St., Merced.

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Oct 05
2019

Auspicious Beginnings

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Hebrides Overture, Felix Mendelssohn - Heather Pinkham World Premiere piano concerto (Ralph van Raat, pianist) - Symphony No. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven

Nov 24
2019

Holiday Candlelight

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Holiday Carols & Winter Classics, including Messiah, Four Seasons, Alleluia, First Noel, and Silent Night. (Maya Kherani, soprano; Illana Thomas, violin)

Jan 17
2020

Gershwin, Jazz & More!

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Legendary works of American jazz by George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue performed by pianist Patrice Stribling Nelson and a Medley of Gershwin Favorites sung by soprano Jenni Samuelson!

Apr 11
2020

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Concerto For Violin and Cello in A Minor, Johannes Brahms (Cordula Merks, violin; Amos Yang, cello) - Symphony No. 9, Ludwig van Beethoven

Meet the Music Director

Maestro Ming Luke is a versatile conductor who has excited audiences in Merced and around the world with energy, creativity, and charisma not seen since Leonard Bernstein and a conducting style acclaimed as "vibrant," “mind-blowing,” and “spectacular.”

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