Admission is "free" - no one turned away. The orchestra does request a $5 donation or a pet food donation for Bethel's Furry Friends Pet Food Bank. The donations areoptional - but are sorely needed and greatly appreciated.
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The program features Dr. Mann herself as the soloists is Telemann's Concerto for Viola in G major, considered to be the first major showpiece of the Baroque era for viola. Assistant conductor George Osorio will lead the orchestra for the concerto,
Click the link below to hear Dr.Mann performing the Vieuxtemp Capriccio for solo viola
The concert centerpiece is the giant "Symphony No. 7", by Ludwig van Beethoven, which will follow intermission. The opening overture is Mozart's sparkling "Impressario"
Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is a composer, conductor and virtuoso performer, appearing with many orchestras in the Southern California area. In addition to her positions as Music Director and Conductor of Southland Symphony, The West Covina Symphony Orchestra , CSUDH Orchestra and San Gabriel Valley Symphony Orchestra, she serves on the faculty at California State University Dominguez Hills campus, is the Minister of Music at the Bethel UCC Congregational Church of Ontario,CA; Artistic Director of Betthel Arts and the Southland Rainbow Chorale, as well as Associate Conductor of the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra.She is a popular guest conductor for the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, the Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Inland Valley Symphony, among others. She is a performer with The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, The Rio Hondo, La Mirada, Peninsula and Southeast Symphony Orchestras, and is principal violist of the Culver City Symphony & Beach Cities Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Mann has been recognized by the City of West Covina, County of Los Angeles, and L.A. County Fair as a “Community Hero” for her work in the arts, and received “Woman of the Year in the Arts” awards from the California State Legislature and the US House of Representatives.
Below is a video of the orchestra in performance: