The grand opening concert of our Firefly Music Festival features the world premiere of Fanfare CoMo, a commissioned work by LA-based film music composer Ching-Shan Chang. Inspired by Columbia’s own Blind Boone and film music legend John Williams, this performance also includes a special declaration from Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe.
Also featured in this exciting show are guest artists The Matsuo Duo, here to help kick off our summer exploration of Brahms and Schumann with performances of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and his Double Concerto. The husband and wife team of Sefani and Hiro Matsuo join us from Cincinnati, Ohio, where Stefani is the Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony and Hiro is a tenured cellist of the CSO.