Sunday - February 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
1901 NW 18th St Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 Johann Sebastian Bach
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The Four Seasons for Violin and String Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi
No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" - Dr. Sophia Ro, violin solo
No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" - Dr. Sophia Ro, violin solo
No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" - Elizabeth Venegas, violin solo
No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" - Angelica Pereira, violin solo
Dr. Sophia Ro
Sophia Ro is an active recitalist, chamber musician, clinician and passionate educator. Since 2013, Dr. Ro has been an adjunct professor of violin and a member of the faculty string quartet in the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. She has appeared as an active violinist in the Oklahoma City area joining as a regular member at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the professional chamber ensemble Tactus and the professional jazz ensemble City Cabaret. She also performed on a faculty recital during the Distinguished Artists Series at Oklahoma City University and performed as a featured soloist with Oklahoma Youth Orchestra. Sophia is a music director of the violin ensemble “OCUsticks” (Acoustics) at Oklahoma City University.
Elizabeth Venegas, a native Oklahoman, has performed throughout the state and beyond as an orchestral musician, soloist, recording artist, and as a part of various ensembles. Currently she has a full private studio and performs with the Oklahoma Virtuosi, Painted Sky Opera, Venegas Duo, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Smith Symphony, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tulsa Symphony. She is a lover of the arts, sharing that passion through chamber music, and her studies have produced a unique and specialized instrumentalist who, across multiple genres, is happy to play anything. She is passionate about music, pushing the boundaries of both performance and education.
Colombian violinist Angelica Pereira began her musical studies at the age of 4. She traveled to the United States under full scholarship to study at Oklahoma City University in 2008, graduating from both her Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors. Ms. Pereira is the only Hispanic member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic since 2009. Additionally, she performs with local orchestras such as the Norman Philharmonic and Lawton Philharmonic. Ms. Pereira is faculty of the after school music program El Sistema Oklahoma since 2013. She also holds a violin private studio and has recently joined the faculty string quartet at Oklahoma City University. Ms. Pereira has been awarded with various honors such as "Most Outstanding Music Artist 2016" by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma, and has been the winner of music competitions such as the Oklahoma Community Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition (2012) and the Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Competition (2009 and 2010). In the summer of 2010 she took over as concertmaster and was awarded "Outstanding Orchestra Member" at Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, AR. Ms. Pereira was a member of YOA (Youth Orchestra of the Americas) under the artistic council of Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, James Ehnes among others. With this orchestra Ms. Pereira performed in Mexico, China (2011-2012) and all countries in Central America where she was Principal Second Violin (2013), recoding a 2015 Grammy winner album with pianist Gabriela Montero.