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“Feel The Music”

If you have been having difficulty finding a classical music station on the radio lately, you should be happy to know that the Mission College Symphony is offering an excellent program on Sunday November 6, 2011 at the Main Building Center Space at Mission College at 3000 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara. The concert will commence at 2 p.m.

Selections by composers Rossini, Franz Joseph Haydn, Cecile Chaminade, Alexander Borodin, and Felix Mendelssohn are sure to satisfy that need for varied pieces. The program is entitled “World Tour Celebration.” Joseph Ordaz, who is also the Music Director of the Mission College Symphony, will conduct the performance. He has been on the faculty of Mission College since 1997, held the position of Music Department Chair there, and has performed locally as a skilled pianist.

Michelle Hawkins is the featured soloist for the second part of the rewarding afternoon. She took private flute lessons from Timothy Day of the San Francisco Conservatory, and was principal flutist of the University of California at Berkeley Orchestra. Currently, she directs the vocal jazz ensembles at De Anza College.


Tickets are a mere $12 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors and are available at the door. Mission College students get free entry. There is open seating and it is wheelchair accessible.

Why don’t you treat yourself?

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Suzy Paluzzi is a freelance writer. She can be reached at


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