Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival
Paul Kimball – Music Director & Conductor
January 9, 16, 28
Welcome to the 20th annual Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival. We are the Central Valley’s only professional, 28-member chamber orchestra.
Founded by the late-professor George Buckbee and Peter Ottesen, the orchestra is led by Music Director and Conductor Paul Kimball in an intimate, European setting at Zion Lutheran Church, known for its wonderful acoustics, that allows the audience to feel like they are part of the ensemble. We have excellent professional musicians from our local area that have devoted much of their lives to the craft. Local singers produce beauty and entertainment. Our audiences are sophisticated and appreciative of great music. Our donors love Stockton and want to see good things happen. Thank you! Below you will find our 2022 Festival lineup. Enjoy the music!
Concert #1 – Zion Chamber Orchestra
5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022
The gala opening concert features violin soloist Dr. Ann Miller in Beethoven’s profound Violin Concerto in D Major. The program includes Mozart’s rousing Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Schumann’s epic Symphony No. 2 in C Major.
Concert #2 – Zion Chamber Orchestra
5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022
Frank Wiens headlines the second concert performing Chopin’s delicate Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor. Also at this concert will be the debut performance of the evocative As You Fly, composed by Stockton’s Ruth Britten, Debussy’s colorful Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Kodaly’s Hungarian Dances of Galanta.
Concert #3 – Zion Pops Choir
7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan 28, 2022
The swinging songs of Sammy, Frank and Dean will wrap up our annual festival. Pianist Tom Coyan will accompany the 40-voice Zion Pops Choir. Singers from all over San Joaquin County form a snappy and exciting vocal ensemble that is entertaining and inspiring!