Eastern Sierra Symphony: Woodwinds Blow into Mammoth



Heiichiro Ohyama conducts with special appearance by Mammoth music students Mammoth Lakes, CA. - Eastern Sierra Symphony’s (ESS) Executive Director Aimee Kreston announces an exciting new Spring Concert happening May 19 th 7:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Old Mammoth Road. The conductor is Heiichiro Ohyama of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra who will conduct a concert focused on the woodwinds. Pieces to be presented include the Santa Barbara Suite, composed by Gernot Wolfgang at the request of the symphony in honor of Ohyama’s 30 years as conductor. Wolfgang will be present at the concert as well.

“We are very excited to include music students of Michael Hammers, the Mammoth schools music teacher in our concert as well,” stated Kreston. “After working with Michael last year at the symphony’s summer program and discussing music education in the Eastern Sierra, we realized that woodwind students have no local professional that can work with them specifically. We decided that the symphony would step up and work with Michael’s students.

They will play a piece side by side with a group of fantastic musicians, led by Michael as part of the Spring Concert. In addition, students will also be receiving masterclasses and coaching the days leading up to the concert,” continued Kreston. “

The orchestra consists of professional musicians from the Los Angeles Symphony and thePasadena Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets for Friday’s concert are $20 in advance for adults ($22 at the door—no exceptions);
Students 18 and under are free. Purchase tickets by visiting EasternSierraSymphony.org

Eastern Sierra Symphony is a 501c3 non-profit that is funded through ticket sales and donations. To help keep classical music alive in the Eastern Sierra, come to our concert and/or make a donation mailed to P.O. Box 7710, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Additional information on the symphony and its upcoming concerts this spring and summer may be found at www.EasternSierraSymphony.org

Eastern Sierra Symphony Spring Concert conducted by Heiichiro Ohyama
WHAT: Spring Concerts featuring woodwinds
WHEN: Fri., May 19 (7:30 pm)
St. Joseph’s Church, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
www.Eastern SierraSymphony.org