Symphony Of 1000 Becomes A Reality, Is Largest Orchestra Ever Assembled In California Al Gibes Sunday, October 12, 2014 Maestro and Conductor Michael Neumann leads the Symphony of 1000 in Memorial Auditorium Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A video image of Neumann was part of the staging, assisting musicians in the back of the hall to see the conductor. Al Gibes / Capital Public Radio Maestro Michael Neumann's vision of putting together an orchestra of 1,000 musicians came to fruition Sunday, when Memorial Auditorium was filled with the sounds of Sousa, Dvorak, Strauss, Beethoven and other composers. Capital Public Radio "At the Opera" host Sean Bianco was the event coordinator and Insight host Beth Ruyak was the emcee. Bianco said the group was the largest-ever assembly of symphony musicians to perform in California. He added that a symphony of 7,000 performed recently in Australia, leaving the door open for a symphony of 10,000 in the future. The concert included the following pieces: Anthem Medley Colonel Bogey March - Alford Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa Great Gate of Kiev - Moussorgsky, arr. Reibold Fandango - Rimsky - Korsakov, arr. Isaac New World Symphony - Dvorak, arr. Meyer Prelude from Carmen Suite - Bizet, arr. Kriechbaum Hallelujah Chorus - Handel, arr. J. Isaac/R. Suleiman Can-Can - Offenbach, arr. Meyer Aragonaise from Carmen - Bizet, arr. Meyer Radetzky March - J. Strauss, arr. Meyer Ode to Joy - Beethoven, arr. D.R. Bellwood The performance was recorded for broadcast by Access Sacramento, and will be available at a later date. CapRadio Music recorded the final piece, Ode to Joy, by Beethoven: Slide show from the Symphony of 1000: Photo Slideshow View photo album on flickr.