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Creating a legacy for tomorrow by cherishing our past and
connecting with our present

The trumpets have sounded to Fremont's fanfare

By Matthew Artz, STAFF WRITER
Fremont Argus
May 15, 2006

FREMONT - The symphony soared in one of its first performances of "Fanfare for Fremont," but when the final horn sounded, audience members remained in their seats.

"No one stood, but I think everyone ... enjoyed it a lot," said Crystal Widdich, who was in the audience when the symphony performed Fremont's newly composed song Sunday during a concert at Ohlone College.

As part of Fremont's yearlong Celebrate Fremont festival in honor of the city's 50th birthday, the symphony commissioned Mark Volkert to compose a song in the city's honor.

"I'm thrilled with it," said Mayor Bob Wasserman, who presented Volkert a plaque during the performance, declaring the Oakland resident an honorary citizen of Fremont.

The symphony debuted the song this weekend, and Fremonters will have plenty of chances to hear it. Wasserman said there was talk about playing the song as a lead in to City Council broadcasts.

And if the A's ever come to town.

"Maybe before the 'Star Spangled Banner' we can play a few bars of 'Fanfare for Fremont,'" he said.

The five-minute song begins with trumpets and French horns leading into a spirited interplay of strings.

"It was a little bit of Americana," said Aaron Long of Fremont. "I thought it was great."

Suzanne Chan, the vice chair of Celebrate Fremont, said she was excited to finally hear the song and is looking forward to the next rendition at the city's Fourth of July celebration and the Celebrate Fremont extravaganza in Central Park this September.

"I'm sure then everyone will be standing when they hear the song," Chan said.


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