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"Program Notes by Joseph Way"

Joe Way is the Artistic Director of the Sierra Chamber Society, a composer and musician, a teacher, and a fine artist. He is responsible for the creation of the program notes in the SCS program, and over the years has provided our audiences with insightful content and viewpoints into the pieces that we have programmed. On this page you will find links to a vast majority of the notes that Joe has penned. I have arranged them by composer and then by piece. You can send email to Joe and you can send comments and suggestions to me at

These notes are in the process of being transition to our new web site. More recent notes will be available here

Malcom Arnold Johann Sebastian Bach Béla Bartók

Samuel Barber

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Alexander Borodin

Johannes Brahms

Frank Bridge

Benjamin Britten

Ferruccio Busoni

Claude Debussy

Antonin Dvorak

Manuel De Falla

Ernö Dohnányi

Georges Enescu
Howard Ferguson    

Alberto Ginastera

George Gershwin

Alexander Glazunov

Johan Halvorsen

  Franz Josef Haydn

Arthur Honegger

  Jacques Ibert

Leos Janacek

Gideon Klein  
Zoltan Kodaly Gyorgy Ligeti Bohuslav Martinu

Gian Francesco Malipiero

Felix Mendelssohn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Astor Piazzola

 Francis Poulenc

Carl Nielsen

Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Rachmaninov

Maurice Ravel
George Rochberg

Max Reger

Gioacchino Rossini

Franz Schubert Erwin Schulhoff

  Robert Schumann

Dmitri Shostakovich

Bedrich Smetana

Richard Strauss
Igor Stravinsky Peter Tchaikovsky Georg Philipp Telemann
Joaquin Turina Carl Maria von Weber William Walton
Ralph Vaughan Williams



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