In Memory of Hazel Cheilek

Presented by Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose

Michael Mizrahi, pianist

This season we're celebrating musical connections, and especially your opportunity to re-connect in person with the electricity of live performance.

Our season opener remembers the life of orchestra member Hazel Cheilek, and explores connections she made during her musical career.  Hazel commissioned the Baroque Suite by Adolphus Hailstork for her high school orchestra; this performance continues the chain of connections she started.  Pianist Michael Mizrahi was mentored by Hazel as a young musician.  Now a celebrated performer and a Professor of Music, he joins us as soloist in the monumental Piano Concerto no. 2 by Johannes Brahms.  You'll also enjoy the World Premiere of Divided I by young American composer Alex Goodhart - his eclectic music connects romantic and modern classical style to alternative rock since the 1960s.  Joaquin Turina's Danzas Fantasticas bring the sound and rhythm of Spain into the concert hall, reconnecting us with far away places through the power of music.

City: San Jose
Price Range:
$0 - $25

Program Items

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Major
Alex Goodhart Divided I. Overture (World Premiere)
Adolphus Hailstork Baroque Suite
Joaquín Turina Danzas Fantásticas


MIchael Mizrahi Pianist
Emily Ray Music Director and Conductor

Hammer Theatre Center

Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95112
United States