Merced Symphony

Pops Concert Streaming Live Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

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The Merced Symphony’s first-ever virtual season continues with our annual Pops Concert broadcast live from the Merced Theatre stage! Featuring Max Richter’s Recomposed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, this performance promises a dramatic score you will recognize from popular film and television, most recently the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. The concert then reaches its apex with an enchanting violin solo by Liana Berube as she interprets Largo from Sonata No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach!

Please tune in Friday, March 5 @ 7:00 PM to Comcast channel 97, AT&T U-verse channel 99, MSA’s YouTube channel, MCOE’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, or at

MSA thanks its collaborators at the Merced County Office of Education, Magik*Magik Orchestra, City Church of San Francisco, and the Merced Theatre Foundation.

Sep 11

Back On Stage

Dvorak’s “American” Quartet; Haydn’s G Major Quartet Op. 77 No. 1; Elgar’s Salut D’Amour; Vivaldi’s Autumn & Winter; Bach’s Arioso; Massenet’s Meditation from Thais; Second and Third Movements of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and the First Movement of Grieg Holburg’s Suite; blistering electronic violin solo by Matthew Szemela

Dec 20

Holiday Candlelight

Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, Christmas; Isabella, Bring a Torch; Leontovych, Carol of the Bells; Adam, O Holy Night; Beethoven, We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Ceremonial For Christmas Brass (arr. Holcombe); Gruber, Silent Night (arr. Holcombe)

May 05

Pops Concert

Max Richter’s Recomposed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Bach’s Largo from Sonata No. 3 by violin soloist Liana Berbue


Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

POSTPONED Indefinitely Due to COVID

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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