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San Bernardino
Symphony
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198 N. Arrowhead Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 381.5388
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Frank Fetta
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Concert Reviews

SAN BERNARDINO: Symphony’s family concert charms and educates
The Press-Enterprise, by Sherli Leonard
Published January 29, 2014

San Bernardino's 80-year-old symphony orchestra is in good and youthful hands judging by the youthful appearance of most of the orchestra's soloists and by the enthusiasm of music director and conductor Frank Paul Fetta.
The orchestra presented the annual family concert Sunday afternoon to an almost full house, and through fine musicianship and careful programming, most likely brought thousands to classical music. Read More >>>

San Bernardino Symphony - Beyond Gravity
The Press-Enterprise
, by Sherli Leonard
Published September 30, 2013

Almost literally, the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra took its audience out of this world for a season-opening concert on Saturday night at the California Theater for the Performing Arts.  Titled "Beyond Gravity," the program featured works of universe-sized dimensions, and the orchestra showed off its immense capacity to fill a hall with a glorious sound. >> Read More

‘Treasures of the Americas’ brought families together

By Deb Karalun
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:10 PM PST
The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra brought families a little closer to the music this past Sunday afternoon at “Treasures of the Americas.” 

The popular Family Music Fair, reprised from last year’s matinee event, was held prior to the performance. Patrons of all ages were invited to listen to performances from a string ensemble from Rialto’s Kucera Middle School, the Redlands Christian School Jazz Ensemble, the CKC Music String Ensemble, and Haley Manutai, a piano student of Dr. Lily Diehl... Read More
Highland Community News (USA) January, 2013

French classics in a diversity of moods

The prospect of an entire program of classical music by French composers seemed a bit scary, but the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra’s Nov. 10 concert proved to be enlightening, edifying, and eminently satisfying.

Music of Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, and Bizet, spanning the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, presented a wonderful diversity of moods, from somber to bright, a challenge the orchestra’s musicians met and then some... Read More
Press Enterprise (USA) November, 2012

 

San Bernardino Symphony gives the gift of Orchestral Treasures

Last Friday and Saturday evenings, the San Bernardino Symphony presented two interrelated musical events that both showcased guest artist Jesús A. Morales and reinforced the beauty of the selected musical pieces.

If you only attended the concert, you probably had a lovely time, but missing Friday evening’s Musicale was like, well, missing one of Michael Tacchia’s pre-concert lectures. You love and appreciate the music, but much of the musical back story is missed. Read the complete review
Highland Community News (USA) March, 2012

 

SAN BERNARDINO: Symphony plays for young people

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra introduced young people into the symphonic music scene with its Sunday afternoon concert, “Marvelous Mozart,” at the California Theater in San Bernardino.

A full house, with plenty of well-dressed, well-behaved children, watched young people perform in a string ensemble, heard the captivating interpretation of “Tubby the Tuba,” and heard four soloists from within the orchestra perform Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major.” All this marvelous music followed a busy pre-concert program ... Read the complete review
Press Enterprise (USA) January, 2012