Each generation of music lovers has the privilege, pleasure and responsibility to give the most precious gift of symphonic music to those who come after us. The San Bernardino Symphony has been fortunate to have devoted patrons who, through their generosity, have kept the music alive for eighty years.
Recently several long-time patrons and supporters have left or promised legacy bequests ranging from $100,000 to over $1,000,000, thereby forming the core of our current endowment. A larger endowment will enable to the San Bernardino Symphony to continue to thrive and to attain ever greater heights of artistic excellence.
Please make an enduring gift of a life-time with a contribution to the San Bernardino Symphony’s Endowment and Planned Gift Campaign. Current gifts can be pledged over a five-year period and your estate attorney can assist you with a planned gift.
All contributions to the San Bernardino Symphony’s Endowment and Planned Gift Program will be enrolled in the Symphony’s “Continuo Society”and will be recognized in concert program books. Become a Member of the Continuo Society now.
Continue Society Members
Mark Edwards and Lori Beach
Tobin and Erin Brinker
Drs. Thom Gehring and Carolyn Eggleston
Mary Lou Gross
Clark H. and Marjorie L. Jones*
Dean Harold McVay, Esq.
Drs. Knox and Carlotta Mellon
Mel and Judi Nowlin
Chuck and Shelby Obershaw
Lou and Mary Schnepp
Margie and Orville Spears
Dr. Anne L. Viricel and Mr. Russell J. Keenan
Why Join the Continuo Society:
One of the oldest and most prestigious professional orchestras, the San Bernardino Symphony boasts an unparalleled standard of excellence under the dynamic leadership of renowned conductor, Maestro Frant Fetta. A cultural jewel in Inland Southern California, the San Bernardino Symphony greatly enhances the quality of life and economic vitality of the region.
The San Bernardino Symphony plays five soul-stirring concerts each year, including a family concert. It performs for the Redlands Bowl and other arts organizations.
Through its Music in the Schools program, the San Bernardino Symphony is educating the next generation of symphony aficionadas.
Maestro Frank Fetta, a strong advocate of education, visits middle and high school music classes. He rehearses student orchestras, bands and choruses and has been a guest conductor at the San Bernardino City school district’s annual Orchestra Showcase event. What began with two middle school orchestras has now grown to all the middle schools and four out of five high schools.
Every year the San Bernardino Symphony offers a Free Children’s Concert that is attended by over 1,500 school children and their teachers from schools throughout San Bernardino County.
The San Bernardino Symphony has a significant economic impact on the community, including $2.1 million dollars in the San Bernardino area during the last season.
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