Our Music Director and Conductor:
Leandro Espinosa D. M. A.
Associate Professor of Music at Eastern Oregon University; Music Director and Conductor of the Grande Ronde Symphony and the Grande Ronde Youth Orchestras.
Composer, conductor, educator; b. 1955. Member of the Oxford Round Table Summer sessions of 2006, presenting research work on the future of the Arts and the Sciences, published by the Forum on Public Policy Online (Winter 2007 edition).
Works performed at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music Rome 2008, during the closing of the International Festival of Organ of Morelia; the first Latin American international festival of music sponsored by the Vatican. Other international festivals include the International Cervantine Festival, International Forum of New Music, International Festival of Choreography of Bagnolet, Capitulaciones de Santa Fé, Gestes 85, and the Berchem International Festival.
In the US, participation in the Exhibition Mexico a Work of Art 1990-91 organized by the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Mexico and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with performances in Albany, San Antonio, and Los Angeles.
Compositional works have been commissioned by the Fonds Alex de Vries of Belgium and produced by the Royal University of Ghent and the Belgian Radio and Television Network (RUG-BRT), University of Utah, National Funds for Culture and the Arts of Mexico, and the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico (INBA) among others. Recipient of several Eastern Oregon University Faculty Scholars awards.
Recordings by The Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Mexico, the Symphony Orchestra UANL, and guitar solo music on the labels Pro-disc in the series Mexican Classics, Lituus Productions and Koch-Schwann-Aulos respectively.
Prizes from the National Funds for Culture and the Arts of Mexico to The Intellectuals and Creators of Mexico, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Chamber Music 2000, and the 2000/2001 ASCAP Foundation Raymond Hubbell scholarship.
Music Director and Conductor of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra at Eastern Oregon University; former Music Director of the Musica Nova Ensemble at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; chamber orchestra of the Technol. Inst. of Superior Studies of Monterrey; chamber orchestra of the Superior School of Music and Dance Carmen Romano de Lopez Portillo of Monterrey and chamber orchestra of the University of Coahuila. Also former Assistant Conductor of the Independence Symphony and Peabody Camerata.
Former Associate Professor of Cello at the Superior School of Music and Dance of Monterrey (Mexico) and former member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Mexico.
Rehearsal Schedule: Wednesday 7 – 9:30 pm Groth, EOU Loso Hall, during the academic school year for Community members and EOU students.
2012-2013 Concert Schedule:
The date has been set for the 2013 EOU President’s Annual Chamber Event to be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the home of President Bob and Cindy Davies’ home at 7:30 pm. Musicians consist of EOU students, faculty, and GRSO members.
Also, the dates for the concerts for the 2012 – 2013 season have been set:
Concert – Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Baker City at 1 pm. Dress Rehearsal at 10:00 am. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cathedral. Lunch provided by the Grande Ronde Symphony Association will be served at noon in the basement of the church.
Concert – Wednesday, November 14, 2013, 7:30 pm, EOU McKenzie Theater, La Grande. Dress Rehearsal Tuesday, Nov 13th, 7 pm. McKenzie Theater,
Holiday Music Festival – Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30 pm. EOU McKenzie Theater, La Grande
Holiday Music Festival – Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 pm. EOU McKenzie Theater, La Grande
Concerto Aria Festival – Sunday, February 24th, 2013, 2-4 pm. Groth, EOU Loso Hall. All area students – high school and younger, home school students, EOU students are encouraged to participate. Please inquire. Do you have a concerto in mind you would like to learn?
Talk with Leandro and get his input as well as his ideas. We must be able to buy music parts for the symphony and a score for the conductor for your concerto. Prepare now! You can always inquire of me, Eric, or Leandro, about any of the details. We are willing to help you.
Concert – Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:30 pm – EOU McKenzie Theater, La Grande. Dress Rehearsal Tuesday, March 5, McKenzie.
Concert – Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:30 pm – EOU McKenzie Theater, La Grande. Dress Rehearsal Tuesday, May 21, McKenzie.
Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra
in a Children’s Concert Wednesday, May 22nd at 2:00 PM to 3:00PM
Hosted by EOU President, Bob Davies
With Members of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Dr. Leandro Espinosa and Ed Carwithen
Holly Sorensen- Soprano, EOU
And Baker High School students:
Bryan Ames- Bassoon
Samantha Stone- Oboe
Free admission- Donations accepted
To be held in McKenzie Theater- EOU’s Loso Hall
MAY CONCERT PROGRAM
Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 824, La Grande OR 97850
Leandro Espinosa, Music Director
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:30 pm. EOU McKenzie Theater – La Grande
Pre Concert Lecture Series 6:30 – 7:15 Host: Timmy Brown
No Host Wine Bar. Hors d’oeuvres compliments of GRSA and
Monir Desouky Aramark Catering
Symphony no.1, op.21, in C major Ludwig van Beethoven
Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace 1770 – 1827
With the Grande Ronde Student Symphony, Andrew Brewer, conductor
Oboe Concerto Ralph Vaughan Williams
I – Rondo Pastorale 1872 – 1958
Samantha Stone, oboe
Basson Concerto, op.75, in F major Carl Maria von Weber
Rondo – Allegro 1786 – 1826
Bryan Ames, bassoon
Lakme Léo Delibes
Sous le dome epais (Flower Duet) 1836 – 1891
Brenna V. Miller and Emily Rufener, sopranos
Gianni Schicchi Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro 1858 – 1924
Quando me’n vo soletta
Holly Sorensen, soprano
From Sunset to Sunrise (World Premiere) Lindsay Martin
Slavonic Dance, op.46, no.1 Antonín Dvořák
Ed Carwithen, conductor 1841 – 1904
Tickets for Concerts: On sale at Direct Music Source, EOU bookstore, Betty Books and at the door.
Ticket prices: Adult $10, Senior $8. EOU students $2, HS students $1, 8th grade and younger, admission is no charge.
Music Director and Conductor, Leandro Espinosa
Concertmaster, Roseanne Skinner
Class 195 and 395 for Credit through EOU:
Orchestra Personnel Student Manager: Eric Jepsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Librarian: Andy Brewer
Lighting: Tanya Trottier
Stage and GRSO manager: Hank Hudson, email@example.com
GRSS Members: Students that have acquired the skills per Musical Director, Leandro Espinosa are invited to play with the GRSO.
Contact Information: Leandro Espinosa, firstname.lastname@example.org,