Valley Symphony Orchestra (LAVC)
The Valley Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, California is a community college symphonic orchestra that is associated with Los Angeles Valley College(LAVC). The current music director of the orchestra is Michael H. Arshagouni, who assumed the helm of the orchestra for the 2009/10 season. Dr. Arshagouni is also the current chair of the LAVC Department of Music.
The VSO's 2009/10 season included the following repertoire:
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in c minor, Op.67 (1st movement)
Britten - Simple Symphony
Copland - Appalachian Spring: Ballet for Martha (original version for 13 instruments)
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op.47 (Kadima String Quartet - soloists)
Fiala - Concertante in B-flat for Clarinet and English Horn (Julia Heinen clarinet; Richard Kravchak, English horn)
Handel - Concerto a due cori No.2 in F, HWV 333
Haydn - Symphony No.94 "Surprise" (2nd movement)
Haydn - The Creation: Part 1
Holst - St. Paul's Suite, Op.29 No.2
Jenkins - Palladio: Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.1 in g minor, Op.25 (W. Terrence Spiller, piano)
Mozart - Don Giovanni: "Overture"
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 in c minor, K.491 (3rd movement; Liya Melikyan, piano)
Mozart - Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 "Haffner"
Mysliviczek - Artaserse - selections (US Premiere)
Rossini - La Gazza Ladra: "Overture"
Smetana - Ma Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau)
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleves
Warlock - Capriol: Suite for String Orchestra
- Kathy Arellano (2005-04-06). "Sounds of Valley's Symphony Orchestra: Our own VSO is a community treasure and the finest sound around". Valley Star On-line. Los Angeles Valley College. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
- "Musician Details: Rochelle Abramson". Los Angeles Philharmonic. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- "Valley Symphony Orchestra 07-08 season First Subscription Concert, Neil Galanter, guest pianist". Calendar listing. Zvents.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
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