Dr. Anne L. Viricel
SAN BERNARDINO: Symphony’s family concert charms and educates
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.
San Bernardino Symphony - Beyond Gravity
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
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
San Bernardino Symphony gives the gift of Orchestral Treasures
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
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