Upcoming Events

• REDWOOD SYMPHONY: 18 NOVEMBER 2023 - 8 PM - Orchestra Concert

Program (harp in Scheherazade and Festive Overture):

• William Grant STILL: Festive Overture
• Jean SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
• Nicolay RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Tickets and information on: the Redwood Symphony website.

Recent Events

• REDWOOD SYMPHONY: 3 JUNE 2023 - 8 PM - Orchestra Concert

Program (harp in Shostakovich, Bizet, and Ravel):

• Aaron COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
• Rain WORTHINGTON: Shredding Glass
• Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
• Georges BIZET: Excerpts from L'Arlésienne Suites
• Maurice RAVEL: Boléero

Information on: the Redwood Symphony website.

• BAY AREA RAINBOW SYMPHONY: 10 JUNE 2023 - Orchestra Concert

Program (harp in Watkins and Bernstein):

• Johannes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
• Mary WATKINS: "Soul of Remembrance"
• Leonard BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"

Information on: the B.A.R.S. website.

• SOLO RECITAL: SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2023 at 5 PM [Gather from 4 PM; Recital at 5 PM]

MAZZA CASTLE, Pacifica, California

Tickets $45 and information on: the MAZZA CASTLE website.


• Félix GODEFROID: La Sérénade
• Annie CHALLAN: Romance pour Cendrillon & Brocéliande
• arr. Edward VITO: Londonderry Air
• Carlos SALZEDO: Chanson dans la nuit
• Domenico SCARLATTI: Sonata in A Major, K. 208
• Mikhail GLINKA: Nocturne in E-flat Major
• Astor PIAZZOLLA: Chiquilín de Bachín
• Albert ZABEL: Murmure de la cascade, Op. 29
• Claude DEBUSSY: La fille aux cheveux de lin
• Claude DEBUSSY: Première arabesque
• Gabriel PIERNÉ: Impromptu-caprice, Op. 9

• REDWOOD SYMPHONY: 15 and 16 APRIL 2023 - Stephen Sondheim's "FOLLIES"

Tickets and information on: the Redwood Symphony website.

Brian Swager, D.M.


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When in death I shall calmly recline,
O bear my heart to my mistress dear,
Tell her it lived upon smiles and wine
Of the brightest hue, while it linger'd here.
Bid her not shed one tear of sorrow
To sully a heart so brilliant and light;
But balmy drops of the red grape borrow,
To bathe the relic from morn till night.

When the light of my song is o'er,
Then take my harp to your ancient hall;
Hang it up at that friendly door,
Where weary travellers love to call.
Then if some bard, who roams forsaken,
Revive its soft note in passing along,
Oh! let one thought of its master waken
Your warmest smile for the child of song.

Keep this cup, which is now o'erflowing,
To grace your revel, when I'm at rest;
Never, oh! never its balm bestowing
On lips that beauty hath seldom blest.
But when some warm devoted lover
To her he adores shall bathe its brim,
Then, then my spirit around shall hover,
And hallow each drop that foams for him.

"The Legacy" by the Irish poet, singer, and songwriter, Thomas Moore

updated: 2 JUNE 2023