A Program celebrating the human spirit, featuring the U.S. première of the the film “1805 – A Town’s Tale” presented in German with English subtitles with a score by Otto M Schwarz, featuring our guest soloist, Caius Oprea. Mr. Oprea will also be featured on the Theme from “Schindler’s List” and “The Story of Anne Frank” by Otto M Schwarz. The program will include “La Mezquita De Córdoba (The Mosque at Córdoba)” by Julie Giroux and “Finest Hour!” by Stephen Melillo.
The Salem Concert Band is thrilled to have Caius Oprea join us for this program as our featured violin soloist. Caius Oprea was born in Romania. At 15, after winning an international competition in Italy, he defected to the US. He studied at Juilliard and Portland State University. He was concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jena Philharmonie as well as the Hanover State Opera in Germany. He has toured Africa, Europe, Asia and North America with various orchestras and has collaborated with the likes of Perlman, Domingo, Menuhin, Zukerman, and Bell to name but a few. Currently he is concertmaster of the Festival Chorale Orchestra and enjoys performing chamber music and teaching. In his free time he enjoys sports cars and is passionate about skiing.
The Salem Concert Band receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission,
a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.