You're Invited!   FREE CONCERT

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Register for FREE Tickets to OLLI's Dec. 4 Concert

Experience classical music
inspired by birds.


Sierra College, Nevada County Campus
Multipurpose Room N12
250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945

(Follow signs. Free parking.)


bird with notes.gif


The Birds (Gli Uccelli)

I. Prelude

II. La Colomba (The Dove)

III. La Gallina (The Hen)

IV. L'usignuolo (The Nightingale)

V. Il Cucù (The Cuckoo)

Ottorino Respighi 1879 - 1936


The Lark Ascending

Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872 - 1958

Featuring Jolán Friedhoff, Solo Violin




Symphony No. 83 in G minor, "La Poule" (The Hen)

I. Allegro spiritoso

II. Andante

III. Menuet:  Allegretto – Trio

IV. Finale: Vivace

Franz Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809


Chicken Reel

Leroy Anderson 1908 - 1975

Click here to see a chicken video of this music

Jolán Friedhoff

has just been named Concert Master for InConcert Sierra in Grass Valley. She relocated to Davis in 2008 after serving as assistant concertmaster of the Saar State Opera Orchestra (Germany) for twenty years. Since her return to California, she has performed as assistant concertmaster and concertmaster for several orchestras in the region. She was concertmaster of the Camellia Symphony in Sacramento from 2013 through 2018.


Jolán Friedhoff by Davis Digital Design_edited.jpg

While in Germany, Friedhoff served as Concertmaster of the Sinfonietta Saarbruecken for five seasons. She played first violin in orchestras in Germany and Hungary. In addition to her work as a performer, Friedhoff is a lecturer in applied violin and chamber music at UC Davis. She also teaches privately at her home in Davis.

OLLI Orchestra April 22 cellos 2_edited.jpg

OLLI Orchestra, a diverse group of local musicians, is devoted to sharing the joy of music-making. We perform two concerts a year, engaging our audience and enriching the cultural life of Nevada County. 

Unlike Nevada County's other classical music organizations, OLLI musicians are volunteers who live in our community.