2019-2020 Season

September 7, 2019

Gypsy Love

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

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September 7, 2019

Gypsy Love

Admission: Starting at $25  


Victoria Vargas, Mezzo Soprano

David Rudge, Conductor


Kalinnikov: Overture to Tsar Boris 

Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen“ 

(“I am Lost to the World“) from Rückert – Lieder

de Falla: El Amor Brujo (“Love, the Magician”)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

December 14, 2019

Christmas Concert

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

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December 14, 2019

Christmas Concert

Admission: Adult $20/Child:$10

Join RHSO for a festive night of classic holiday favorites!

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

February 15, 2020

The Fantastic Flute

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

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February 15, 2020

The Fantastic Flute

Admission: Starting at $25   


Jeffrey Khaner, Flute

David Rudge, Conductor


Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture

Liebermann: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

May 23, 2020

The Romantic Cello

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

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May 23, 2020

The Romantic Cello

Admission: Starting at $25  


Peter Stumpf, Cello

David Rudge, Conductor


Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville 

Elgar: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) 

7:30pm

South Pointe HS Auditorium

Gypsy Love

Admission: Starting at $25  


Victoria Vargas, Mezzo Soprano

David Rudge, Conductor


Kalinnikov: Overture to Tsar Boris 

Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen“ 

(“I am Lost to the World“) from Rückert – Lieder

de Falla: El Amor Brujo (“Love, the Magician”)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 

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Victoria Vargas

Mezzo-soprano Victoria Vargas’ credits include  Carmen (Carmen), Mrs. Lowe (The Manchurian Candidate), Adelaide (Arabella), Natacha Rambova (The Dream of Valentino), Third Lady (Magic Flute), Fenena (Nabucco), Smeton (Anna Bolena), Mrs. Deakins in the world premiere of Doubt, Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Nelly (Wuthering Heights), Flora (La Traviata), Anna (Maria Stuarda), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and recently Jade Boucher (Dead Man Walking). She has performed for several years with the Minnesota Opera and has sung across the country with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Ash Lawn Highland Festival and others.


Equally comfortable in concert work, Mrs. Vargas has sung with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (NY), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN), Mankato Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, St. Cloud Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Wayzata Symphony, La Jolla Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra. Upcoming in 2018 she will be singing Schubert’s Mass in F (D. 105).


Ms. Vargas has placed seven times at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at both the district and regional levels. She also placed second in the Schubert Club competition, and was a finalist in the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition for Opera San Jose.


Mrs. Vargas is on faculty for the MacPhail Center for Music and Carleton College. This summer she will be a National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern for the 2018 program. She holds a masters of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelors of music Degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. More at victoriavargasmezzo.com.

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Admission: Adult $20/Child:$10


Join RHSO for a festive night of classic holiday favorites!

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The Fantastic Flute

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Admission: Starting at $25   


Jeffrey Khaner, Flute

David Rudge, Conductor


Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture

Liebermann: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 

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Jeffrey Khaner

Jeffrey Khaner is the principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also served as principal flutist with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Mr. Khaner teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. In September, 2012 he launched the  Online Classical Flute School with Jeffrey Khaner through ArtistWorks. 


Canadian-born flutist Khaner has been principal flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990. From 1982 to 1990 he was principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra, and he has also served as principal of the New York Mostly Mozart Festival (1981-82) and the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax (1980-81), and as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony (1981-82). A noted soloist, Khaner has performed concertos with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia, collaborating with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor, Hans Werner Henze, Vladimir Jurowski, Erich Leinsdorf, Kurt Masur, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Yutaka Sado, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Gerard Schwarz, José Serebrier, Robert Spano, Franz Welser-Möst, and David Zinman. Khaner’s concerto repertoire is extensive and he has premiered many works including the concertos by Ned Rorem, Behzad Ranjbaran, Jonathan Leshnoff, Eric Sessler and David Chesky, all written for him. As a recitalist, Mr. Khaner has appeared on four continents with pianists Charles Abramovic, Christoph Eschenbach, Lowell Liebermann, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Hugh Sung, and many others. He regularly incorporates into the programs the music of today’s composers, many of whom have written expressly for him. 

Khaner is a founding member of the Syrinx Trio with former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Viola Roberto Díaz and Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen, which made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 at Weill Recital Hall. 


A graduate of the Juilliard School, Khaner was named to the faculty as flute professor in 2004, holding the position formerly held by his mentor, the late Julius Baker. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He is also Professor of Flute at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He has given master classes throughout North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Khaner has also participated as a performer and teacher at many summer festivals and seminars including the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall, the New World Symphony, the Pacific Music and the Hamamatsu festivals in Japan, the Sarasota and Grand Teton festivals, and the Lake Placid Institute. In 1995 he was selected by Sir Georg Solti to be principal flute of the World Orchestra for Peace, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. The orchestra regularly reconvenes in venues throughout the world. He is also the principal of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California. 


In addition to his orchestral recordings, Khaner has extensively recorded solo flute repertoire. He has released seven critically acclaimed solo CDs on the Avie label – American, British, Czech, French, German, and Romantic Flute Music, and Brahms and Schumann sonatas and romances. His recording of David Chesky’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, appears on Chesky Records and his recording of Ned Rorem’s concerto is on Naxos. His editions of repertoire, including the Brahms sonatas, are published by the Theodore Presser Company. He is a Yamaha performing artist and clinician.
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The Romantic Cello

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Admission: Starting at $25  


Peter Stumpf, Cello

David Rudge, Conductor


Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville 

Elgar: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) 

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Peter Stumpf

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Stumpf's tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at the age of 16 when he joined the cello section of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He received a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist's Diploma from the New England Conservatory.


A dedicated chamber music musician, he is a member of the Johannes String Quartet and has appeared on the chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the Boston Celebrity Series, the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and at the concert halls of Cologne. He has performed with the chamber music societies of Boston and Philadelphia and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico as well as the Festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Ottawa, Great Lakes, Ojai, Spoleto, and Aspen. He has toured with Music from Marlboro, the Casals Hall Ensemble in Japan, and with pianist Mitsuko Uchida in performances of the complete Mozart Piano Trios. He has collaborated with pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Emmanuel Ax, Jorge Bolet, Yefim Bronfman, Radu Lupu, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Andras Schiff, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Mitsuko Uchida, and with the Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets. Most recently, the Johannes Quartet has collaborated with the Guarneri Quartet on tour in performances including commissions from composers William Bolcom and Esa Pekka Salonen.


Concerto appearances have been with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Connecticut String Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the American Youth Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival. As a recitalist, he has performed at the Universities of Hartford, Syracuse, and Delaware, at Jordan Hall in Boston, and at the Philips and Corcoran Galleries in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he performed the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Series and on the Chamber Music in Historic Sites Series in Los Angeles. His awards include first prize in the Washington International Competition, the Graham-Stahl Competition, and the Aspen Concerto Competition and second prize in the Evian International String Quartet Competition.


As a former member of the Boston Musica Viva, he has explored extended techniques, including microtonal compositions and numerous premieres. As a teacher, he has served on the cello faculty of the University of Southern California, Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, the New England Conservatory, and guest artist faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as at the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Musicorda Summer String Program. He has conducted master classes at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, Iowa and Pennsylvania State Universities, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Seoul National University, Temple University, and at the Universities of Delaware and Michigan.