The 30th anniversary season of the Eureka Symphony continues with its evocative “Season of Joy” concerts on December 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka.
Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” will open the evening, featuring emerging artist Carson McHaney on violin. After a short intermission, the Eureka Symphony will play a lyrically romantic movement from Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 2”, followed by McHaney returning to the stage to perform Bach’s iconic “Concerto for Double Violin” with the violin. solo Terrie Baune.
Originally from Arcata, McHaney is currently studying violin performance with Professor David Bowlin at Oberlin College and Conservatory. He began his studies with Terrie Baune and performed in the North State Symphony, as well as in the Eureka Symphony. He has always found great pleasure in playing chamber music and performing in many types of ensembles, including a Klezmer band and an improvisation performance combo in Oberlin. McHaney’s string quartet at the Oberlin Conservatory received various scholarships at summer festivals and performed two concert tours on the West Coast.
In addition to being Principal Violin of the Eureka Symphony, Baune is Co-Concertmaster of the Oakland Symphony, Principal Violin of the North State Symphony, Member of the Professional New Music Ensemble Earplay, Musical Director of the TBAM Festival and conducts this now called ACME Chamber Musique, a chamber music workshop for adult amateur musicians.
Tickets for “Season of Joy” can be purchased online at www.eurekasymphony.org or by calling the Eureka Symphony ticket line at 707-845-3655. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and ID will be checked at the door. Masks are mandatory to attend.