Conductor Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra (SCO) return to Occidental College with “Triumph,” a spectacular opening night concert of SCO’s 20th season on Sunday November 18, at Thorne Hall. Triumph will include Robert Thies, pianist, who will demonstrate his virtuosity and brilliance in a performance of Beethoven’s grandest piano concerto.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra has taken great pride in presenting a Brahms Symphony countdown beginning in 2009 with Symphony No. 4. This year hear the grandest of them all - the profound and mighty First Symphony of Brahms, which he composed over the course of 21 years.


Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega, Conductor

Maestra De Léon de Vega is world renowned for her skills on the podium as the music director and conductor of the Los Angeles-based Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the only orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to share the beauty and inspiration of classical music with Latino communities. Maestra De Léon de Vega is celebrated in education circles for creating Discovering Music in 1998, a two-year music education program that is currently offered in 18 elementary schools throughout Los Angeles. The program has touched the lives of more than 40,000 students in 35 schools through the power of music education. 


The Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Founded in 1992, Santa Cecilia Orchestra has made a commitment to share the beauty and inspiration of classical music with Southern California audiences, giving special focus to Latino communities. SCO offers full orchestra and chamber concerts, and its nationally acclaimed Discovering Music, a two-year music education program. 

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