The Star-Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith
orch. Walter Damrosch
Jubilee Ron Nelson
“Hoe-down” from Rodeo Aaron Copland
Allegro ma non tasto from Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op.3 Sergei Rachmaninoff
Jonathan Mamora, piano (winner of the Inland Empire Piano Competition)
Folk Tunes and Fiddle Dances Percy Fletcher
Pirates of the Caribbean Klaus Badelt
arr. Ted Ricketts
“Gabriel's Oboe” from The Mission Ennio Morricone
arr. Robert Longfield
Sai Masumoto, soprano saxophone
“Memory” from Cats Andrew Lloyd Weber
arr. Bob Lowden
“Farandole” from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Georges Bizet
arr. Fritz Hoffmann
Jonathan Mamora, seventeen years of age, is a senior at Loma Linda Academy. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Elvin Rodriguez. His former teachers include Helen LaiPang, Dr. Lily Diehl, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald.
He has competed in many competitions and won many awards, including 2 nd prize at the IIYM International Piano Competition, 1st prize in the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) Solo Competition, South Section, Platinum Prize in the Glendale Piano Competition, and 1st prize in the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Piano Competition. He has been a prizewinner in the International Russian Music Piano Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, the Edith Knox Performance Competition, and the Bronislaw Kaper Awards Competition. He has also competed in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the Schimmel USASU International Piano Competition, and the Oberlin International Piano Competition. He has worked with many world-renowned and local teachers and musicians, including Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Stewart Gordon, Daniel Pollack, James Bonn, Bernadine Blaha, and Santiago Rodriguez.
Jonathan has traveled around the nation and performed in many different places, including the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis during the 58 th General Conference Session of the SDA Church. He has performed with the La Sierra University Orchestra, playing the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, and the last movement of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. He has also played for the Indonesian Ambassador to the US. At school, Jonathan has been a percussionist and student conductor in the LLA Symphonic Band, and he is the pianist for the school choir. He often performs as an accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and choirs. His other hobbies are playing badminton, baseball, basketball, and reading.
JOHN CARTER, conductor
Dr. John Carter is La Sierra University’s Director of Orchestral Studies, where he conducts the University Orchestra and teaches courses in orchestration, piano proficiency, and university studies. John also conducts Loma Linda Academy’s Consort Strings and teaches private instruction in conducting, composition, and piano. A graduate of La Sierra University, John holds MM and DMA degrees from UCLA where he studied conducting with maestros Jon Robertson and Neal Stulberg.
Previously, John lived in Portland, Ore. where he conducted the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Jewish Community Orchestra, the Portland Adventist String Orchestra, the Advent Trombone Choir, the Sunnyside Brass Ensemble, and annual musical premieres with Trueheart Productions. He also taught undergraduate courses in conducting and orchestration at Marylhurst University, and was Lewis and Clark College’s interim orchestra conductor in 2008.
John has conducted at a number of summer conducting festivals and workshops, including the Conductors Institute at Bard, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, California Conducting Institute, Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, and the Conductor’s Guild Training Workshop at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In 2000 John attended the Aspen Music Festival and School on horn. As a pianist, John won first place in the Inland Empire Piano Festival in 1995. John is an active composer and arranger and has had several dozen works performed by a variety of ensembles. John is an active member of the Conductor’s Guild, the College Orchestra Director’s Association, and the College Music Society.
John and his wife Bonnie, an attorney and alumna of the University, live in Riverside with their three sons Rowan, Ashton, and Brandon.