A $70,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will sponsor two San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra concerts in their up-coming 2015/16 season.
The two concerts were selected for sponsorship based upon their family focus and benefit to local education, long time priorities for the Tribe.
“Home for the Holidays,” December 12, 2015, will include holiday music from around the world and throughout the ages. Inclusive of both classical and popular pieces, audiences will enjoy compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Leontvytch, Berlin, Williams, Regney and Baker, and McCarrick… and a few special surprises. A pre-concert family music enrichment event will be held prior to the concert at no charge to ticketholders.
The second sponsored concert, “Echoes of America,” is a series of concerts honoring America’s patriotic heritage.
On the morning of February 5th, over 3,400 students from the San Bernardino City Unified School District, will be transported by the District to the California Theatre where they will tour this architectural gem before hearing selections including William Grant Still’s “The American Scene,” Rodgers and Bennett’s “Victory at Sea,” Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite,” and several marches by John Phillips Sousa.
The following evening, February 6, the full concert will be presented to the community. As with all 2015/16 season subscription concerts, those listed will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the historic California Theatre, 562 W. 4th Street, San Bernardino. Tickets, which begin at just $10 for students, may be purchased by calling (909) 381-5388 or visiting the Symphony office at 198 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino.