Saturday, November 22, 2008

First United Methodist Church in Yuba City

Judy & David Coe

Judy & David Coe

From the moment she heard a flute at a camp talent show, Judy Toyoda Coe knew she was meant to become a flutist. When the Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra performs at the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2008, Judy will return as a soloist to the church that sponsored that camp.

She will be featured as the Pied Piper on solo flute for the highly technical Pied Piper of Hamelin movement from Julie Giroux’s A Symphony of Fables. Giroux composed the symphony in five movements to represent her best-loved fables. She cautions that this is a serious piece and not “cartoon” music.

Judy was raised in Yuba City and attended Yuba City High School. In addition to serving as President of the Board of Directors and playing principal flute with the Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra, Judy has performed with the Auburn Symphony, Apollo Orchestra, Yuba-Sutter Symphony Orchestra, La Joie de la Flute (a flute choir), and Windsong (a woodwind quintet).  She is also a regular member of the Donner Mine Music Camp teaching staff.

Following a 12-year Yuba City musical tradition, the Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra, conducted by William “Bill” Hill, will present an exciting array of music.

Clarinetist David Coe will be featured on Gershwin’s jazzy Walking the Dog, from the 1937 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film “Shall We Dance”. Coe was the ensemble’s conductor for its first public performances in 1990 and, subsequently, has played principal clarinet. He has been a featured soloist with the Sierra Nevada Winds and the Yuba Sutter Symphony, where he was principal clarinet for twelve years. David and Judy Toyoda Coe, his wife, are Wheatland residents.

Other program pieces include Stephenson’s American Fanfare; Robert W. Smith’s stirring Inchon, transporting the listener through the historic battle; Bushdance, by Australian composer Ralph Hultgren, featuring familiar folk tunes; Symphonic Prelude (The Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer) by Mark Camphouse; and Sea Songs by R. Vaughn Williams.

Concert Information

This concert is presented in cooperation with the First United Methodist Church which is located at 3101 Colusa Highway, Yuba City, CA. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children age 5 and under are free. For additional information, contact Margaret at 530.269.0395.

The Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra appreciates the support of the following individuals, businesses and organizations in producing this concert:

First United Methodist Church, Lois Black, Pastor, Larry Badger, Bill Agee & Kent Pond

Music sponsors: Mr. & Mrs. Bruce G. Dewey, Inger Avery & Rob Avery, DVM, & Valerie Fitzpatrick

Daryl Stephens of Stephens Automotive
1140-B Stabler Lane, Yuba City, CA 95993
530.671.3820 for printing the programs

DeDisk (a division of UniSette) for providing
outstanding service in recording our performances.

Please see other other generous supporters in About the Winds