Marche Slav “Slavonic March”
P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Violin Concerto in a minor, Opus 82
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
I N T E R M I S S I O N
Symphony No. 5. in e minor, Opus 64
All season concerts are open seating and held at Mendocino College Center Theatre: 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. Parking is free.
An entrance ramp, wheelchair seating and listening devices are available at the theater. All music subject to change without notice.
Dr. Margaret Arner & Dr. Larry Falk
Dr. Andrew Corbett DDS, MS Inc.
Conrad & Joan Cox
When Roy Malan relinquished his position as concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, his forty-year, first-chair tenure with the orchestra set a record for any major orchestra countrywide. During the SFB’s season, Malan was heard in the opera house every evening (or on tour around the world) in the grand ballet violin solos of the literature, which included most of the major concertos. Herb Caen reported that these solos alone were worth the price of admission. Colleagues have described Malan as the last of the romantics whose sound alone identifies him.
His contribution to the area’s musical life is unusually wide-ranging. As a founding member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (the oldest in the country), Malan has performed standard cornerstone, as well as hot-off-the-press new music, collaborating personally with such luminaries as Olivier Messaien, Elliot Carter, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Walter Piston, Virgil Thomson, John Adams, Andrew Imbrie, Dave Brubeck and Frank Zappa.
Training at the Curtis Institute of Music with Efrem Zimbalist (product of the fabled Leopold Auer’s virtuoso stable in St. Petersburg) and at Juilliard where along with classmates Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zuckerman, he studied under the 20th century’s star-producer, Ivan Galamian. This provided Malan with all of the necessary wherewithal.
Additional mentors include Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin and Oscar Shumsky.
As a teacher, Malan has placed students in most of the Bay Area’s orchestras and professional chamber groups. He founded and has forty-five years directing a thriving summer chamber music festival with pianist Robin Sutherland in Telluride, Colorado. In addition, he is the author of an acclaimed biography of Efrem Zimbalist, who bequeathed Malan his choice collection of nineteenth-century French bows.