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Valley Center Symphony presents classical concert

The Valley Center Symphony at a past performance at the Nyberg Benefit.
August 06, 2014
The Valley Center Symphony will present a classical concert on Aug. 13 at the Valley Center Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A special piece, "Crypsis," will be performed. It was composed by Mason Hock, a Chapman University Music Composition student. The composition imaginatively experiments with the creation and changes of musical themes.

Other music performed by the symphony includes selections from "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, "Flotte Bursche" by Franz Von Suppe, and "Symphony No. 8, Unfinished" by Schubert, as well as an additional selection by Matthew Owensby, not yet determined.

The performance is a farewell concert for Owensby, a Valley Center High School graduate who will be attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Masters' Degree Program in Music Composition. Owensby graduated in May with honors from Chapman University where he majored in music composition and violin performance.

For several years, Owensby has conducted the Valley Center Symphony in musicals such as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Annie Get Your Gun," and many other concerts. Recent concerts include a benefit concert and art show for Katherine and Craig Nyberg and a concert at the Springs of Escondido, an adult-living facility.

Valley Center Symphony is unique in that very few communities have their own orchestra. The orchestra was formed July 2009 and consists of 20 musicians from Valley Center including high school and college students as well as adults. The orchestra is comprised of all the major instrumental groups including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

The concert is free and sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego County Valley Center Library at 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center. For additional information call (760) 751-4190.

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