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San Bernardino
198 N. Arrowhead Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 381.5388
Fax: (909) 889.7954
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Frank Fetta
Music Director & Conductor

Judith Valles
Board President

Dr. Anne L. Viricel
Executive Director

For Symphony Musicians




...purchase seats for 3 concerts, get seats for 4!


Upcoming Concert!

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30pm
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, CA 92401

A chorus of angelic voices and musical selections to warm the heart.

Symphony No. 9 in D minor
"Ode to Joy"

Hanukkah Fantasy

Selections from the Nutcracker

Serenade of Carols

White Christmas

2016-17 Season Concert Notes


San Bernardino Symphony Brings Holiday Music Close to Home

San Bernardino Symphony
Above Photo: Maestro Frank Paul Fetta conducts the San Bernardino Symphony at last season’s “Home for the Holidays” concert. Photo Credit: Steve Brown

San Bernardino, CA – As part of its 88th consecutive season, the San Bernardino Symphony will reprise its popular “Home for the Holidays” concert at San Bernardino’s historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts on December 17, 2016.

The concert will feature a number of holiday favorites including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor“Ode to Joy,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Berlin’s White Christmas, Biegel’s Hanukah Fantasy and more. Four soloists and a 125-voice choir will join the orchestra.

Special pre-concert activities, including strolling carolers and holiday cookie decorating will lend a little extra sparkle to the evening’s festivities. As with all concerts this season, attendees may also attend the Symphony’s “Meet the Composers” pre-concert talk courtesy of the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company. All pre-concert events begin at 6:30 p.m. and are included with your ticket. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. >>> Read full article


The San Bernardino Symphony
has been awarded
Non-Profit Organization of the Year


Thank You!!



Fine Arts Lunch Breaks debuts with live music in downtown San Bernardino

By Michel Nolan, The Sun
Fine Arts Lunch Breaks Just imagine — leaving your office in downtown San Bernardino and walking to a nearby restaurant for lunch, when you hear the rich dulcet tones of a cello-violin duo.

The beautiful live music seems to be coming from the open-air plaza at the Justice Center on Third Street.

OK, you say, “but how can this be?”

The music is a free gift to passers-by — a downtown midday arts experience to go with your soup and sandwich.

A welcome break in your busy day.

The San Bernardino Symphony is spearheading the new program, Fine Arts Lunch Breaks, which provides a fine arts experience in San Bernardino during workweek lunch hours. >>> Read Full Article



 Keep the Music ALIVE through a Charitable IRA Rollover 

   The tax-free IRA Charitable Rollover has been made permanent!

A tax-free gift from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Rollover directly to the San Bernardino Symphony's fund at     The Community Foundation will help sustain our ability to provide outstanding orchestral music, create opportunities for youth to experience the arts, and strengthen our community!

IRAThe Symphony will Benefit and You will, too:

  • Each dollar counts toward your required minimum IRA distribution
  • You can exclude up to $100,000 of your gift from your federal gross income resulting in lower taxable income
  • You can make a significant gift without using cash or other assets

Here's how it works...

People age 70 1/2 or older can make a gift of up to $100,000 by transferring IRA assets (not pension or other deferred compensation plan assets) to the investment fund of a non-profit organization. If married, each spouse can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA.

IRA Charitable Rollover gifts must be made directly from the IRA custodian to the Symphony's investment fund at The Community Foundation. 

IRA Charitable Rollover gifts count toward your annual mandatory distribution from your IRA and do not result in recognizing taxable income on the distribution. As you recognize no income, they also do not generate a charitable income tax deduction.

For more information, contact Symphony Executive Director Dr. Anne Viricel at or by phone at (909) 381-5388.


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