A Program celebrating the human spirit, featuring the U.S. première of the the film “1805 – A Town’s Tale” with the score by Otto M Schwarz performed by the Salem Concert Band, the Theme from “Schindler’s List” with Caius Oprea, violin solo, “La Mezquita De Córdoba (The Mosque at Córdoba)” by Julie Giroux, “The Story of Anne Frank” by Otto M Schwarz, 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.
This project made possible, in part, by funding from the Marion County Cultural Corporation.
The Salem Concert Band receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission,
a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.