Music Director and Conductor
Maestro Frank Fetta is enjoying his fourth year as Music Director and Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony. In his long standing and fruitful relationship with the orchestra, he has conducted scores of concerts in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles region. His devotion to music, his musicians, the audience, and the education of young people and the community at large, engender widespread respect and affection.
In addition to his post with the San Bernardino Symphony, Maestro Fetta is the Artistic Advisor/Conductor of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, the Music Director/Conductor at the Culver City Symphony, the principal conductor of the Nevada Opera Theatre and the Conductor of the prestigious Zachary International Vocal Competition. Additionally, he is the organist at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades.
Maestro Fetta’s versatility is highly regarded and his skills have been glowingly noted: “Frank Fetta conducted with passion, wit, admirable theatrical sensitivity and in an interpretative individuality often extraordinarily mesmerizing” (Los Angeles Times). “Frank Fetta achieved magnificent definition and articulation of epic proportions… dynamic shading and contrasts of tempo were truly controlled with a Toscanini-like tension. This was a [Beethoven] Fifth that had staggering impact on both heart and intellect” (The San Bernardino Sun).
Much in demand as a guest conductor, Maestro Fetta has led, among others, the Honolulu Symphony, the Utah Opera, the Irvine Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera Theatre, the Flagstaff Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, the Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, the Toledo Opera, the Los Angeles Chamber Ensemble, the Glendale Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony, the Fresno Ballet, the Inland Dance Theatre, the Fresno Philharmonic, the State Street Ballet, Opera-a-la-Carte, , the Fresno Opera, the Stern Grove Festival Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, the Pasadena Symphony, Sinfonia Mexicana, and the San Diego Symphony.
Maestro Fetta has collaborated with outstanding artists such as Donald Adams, Roberto Cani, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Martina Arroyo, Jeannine Altmeyer, John Novacek, Kathryn Grayson, Richard Sheldon, Cybill Shepherd, Beverly Sills, Giorgio Tozzi, Peter Ustinov, Lovis Lebherz, Eduardo Villa, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Will Hagen, Julian Lloyd Webber, Judy Collins, Eugene Fodor, Leila Josefowicz, Diane Schuur, Suzanna Guzman, Lorna Luft, Daniel Rodriguez, Rufus Choi, Vicki Carr, Rita Coolidge, and Prima Ballerina Assoluta Maya Plitsetskaya and members of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Along with his active performing schedule, Maestro Fetta maintains a studio where he teaches conducting and coaches singers. Always exploring new avenues of communication, Maestro Fetta and his co-host, the talented cellist Ruslan Biryukov, have a weekly podcast called “The Cool Classics” on LATalkLive.com.
Maestro Fetta is married to artist Suzanne Henninger. They have one son, Raphael, and are proud grandparents of Gabriel and Benjamin.