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BRAZILIAN STYLE: Pianist and composer Marcelo Cesena joins Mission Chamber Orchestra in its first concert of the season.

Classical Moves

By Michael S. Gant

FOR ITS first concert of the fall season, Mission Chamber Orchestra welcomes Brazilian pianist and composer Marcelo Cesena to town. The acclaimed globe-trotting soloist will perform Beethoven's Piano Concert no. 1 along with his own new arrangement of Parisch's suite for piano and orchestra, Mosaicos. Also on the program are works by Mendelssohn (The Hebrides Overture), Ewazen (Chamber Symphony) and Villa-Lobos (Bachianas Brasileiras no. 9). The Saratoga High School strings will participate, and Emily Ray does the honors at the podium.

THE MISSION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs Saturday (Sept. 26) at 7:30pm at Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose. Tickets are $7–$22. (408.326.3350)

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