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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



Guest Artist - Joseph Ognlbene

Lindsay DeutschOriginally from Southern California, Joseph Ognibene grew up in Claremont, attended Claremont High School, and graduated from Pomona College in 1979. After studying the horn with Ralph Pyle at Pomona College and later with Hollywood legend Vincent De Rosa, he went to Europe to study with Hermann Baumann, where he won 3rd Prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition. Joseph stayed overseas after his studies and became principal horn of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in 1981. He is also a founding member of the Reykjavik Wind Quintet. He has concertized with the ISO and RWQ all over the world and can be heard with them in countless CD recordings on the Chandos, BIS, and Naxos labels.

For over 25 years, Mr. Ognibene has taught at the Reykjavik College of Music, where he has produced some of the most recent recruits to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s horn section. As Artistic Director of the Icelandic Horn Club, he helped host and organize the 2008 Nordic Horn Workshop. As a soloist Mr. Ognibene has performed and recorded several solo works with the ISO and attended numerous worldwide workshops of the International Horn Society, of which he is currently Vice President.