PRLog - Oct. 3, 2007 - TEMECULA, Calif. -- Temecula, CA – Entering into its 13th year of bringing the finest in classical music to Valley residents, The Inland Valley Symphony will open its 2007-2008 season with two memorable concerts featuring tenor soloist James Callon. The orchestra’s Gala Concert and Dinner will be held on Friday, October 26, 2007 at Callaway Vineyard & Winery beginning at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and chamber music by IVS musicians. The dinner and concert will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the vineyard’s rustic Barrel Room. Old Town Temecula Community Theater is the site of the symphony’s second concert on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. with a repeat of the same program.
James Callon, Tenor
Mr. Callon will be singing operatic selections from La Traviata, Rigoletto and L’Elisir d’Amore as well as the popular favorites “Con te partirò” (“Time to Say Goodbye”), “The Prayer,” and “You Raise Me Up.” The Inland Valley Symphony is presenting two all-time favorites: the Prelude to Die Meistersinger by Wagner and Symphony No. 6 in F Major, “Pastoral”
Alana Joos, President of the Board of Directors states: “We are very excited about our new concert season. The Inland Valley Symphony is one of Southern California’s finest community orchestras. We are experiencing a fabulous period of growth right now as we embrace new opportunities to share the beautiful gift of music with the communities of southwest Riverside County.”
Recently featured at the Elsinore Valley Arts Network's “Concerts in the Park” series, the Inland Valley Symphony is offering a total of eight season concerts and is also serving as the orchestra for the new Inland Valley Opera. In addition, the winner(s) of the orchestra’s Young Artist Competition (concerto contest) will be presented in concert with the Inland Valley Symphony in May 2008.
The Inland Valley Symphony is led by Award-winning conductor and pianist Dr. Jeanine Trent Atwood who is entering into her eighth year with the symphony which has grown to over 50 accomplished musicians. “We have been thrilled with the continued growth of the IVS and the support we’ve received not only from the community but from classical music lovers throughout the Southland,” she says. “The opening night gala promises to be a special evening for our supporters and will ring-in our most ambitious season yet.”
Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Concert at Callaway Vineyard & Winery may be purchased online at http://www.inlandvalleysymphony.org by October 17, 2007. The Old Town Temecula Community Theater box office will handle ticket sales for the Monday event at http://www.temeculatheater.org For more details regarding upcoming season concerts please visit the orchestra’s website at http://www.inlandvalleysymphony.org or call (800) 939-7737.
For additional information, photos, or to schedule an interview with the Inland Valley Symphony's Music Director, Dr. Jeanine Trent Atwood, please contact Alana Joos at (800) 939-7737 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Inland Valley Symphony:
Founded in 1995 as The Paloma Valley Orchestra, The Inland Valley Symphony changed its name in 1997 to reflect the growing diversity of its membership and audience. Our mission is to provide cultural enrichment through orchestral performance and education, foster musical development and arts awareness for youth and its members and promote the appreciation of music for the greater community. The 55-member community-based orchestra gives local musicians the opportunity to perform masterworks along-side seasoned veterans. The orchestra welcomes new musicians throughout its season. Concerts, community outreach activities and the symphony's music education program are made possible by individual membership subscriptions, grants and corporate sponsorships. The Inland Valley Symphony is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.