Inland Valley Symphony Features Four Soloists in Two January Concerts

"Classic Masterpieces" - Cherished works by Mozart, Haydn & Brahms
Kevin Eberle
Kevin Eberle
Jan. 6, 2008 - PRLog -- Temecula, CA - The Inland Valley Symphony features four of the orchestra’s principal players in two upcoming concerts to be held Monday, January 14, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Temecula Community Theater and on Saturday, January 19, 2008, 8:00 p.m. at Vista Murrieta High School.

Under the musical direction of award-winning conductor Dr. Jeanine Trent Atwood, the symphony will present “Classic Masterpieces,” their second concert program of the season, performing the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart  and the beautiful Symphony No. 2, op. 73 by Johannes Brahms.  Lois Leyva (violin), Lorian Dunlop (cello), Lee Stevens (oboe) and Kevin Eberle (bassoon) will perform Haydn’s Sinfonie concertante, op.84 with the orchestra.  

“This concert is absolutely delightful,” states Alana Joos, President of the Board of Directors.  “We are so pleased to feature four of the orchestra’s outstanding musicians in a program representing some of classical music’s most cherished works.  The Inland Valley Symphony is undoubtedly one of Southern California’s finest community orchestras.”

“Up Close and Musical,” an informative talk presented by Dr. Trent, will begin 30 minutes prior to each concert.
Tickets may be purchased directly from or through the orchestra’s website at  

For more concert information please call (951) 677-9465.


LOIS LEYVA – Violin & Concertmaster
Lois Leyva is one of the founders of the Inland Valley Symphony and is the orchestra’s Concertmaster.  She attended West Virginia University where she received her Masters Level in Performance and studied with Donald Portnoy.   Lois served as Concertmaster for six years under the baton of Anthony Porto in the Grossmont Sinfonia in La Mesa.   She has played in many professional productions including Gilbert and Sullivan in San Diego, SDSU musicals, the Jewish Community Symphony's Mexico Tour, at the Idyllwild School and appears in various performances throughout Southern California.

Lois has taught for over 20 years and began teaching in the San Diego Public Schools. She now teaches private lessons in the Temecula area.

Bassoonist Kevin R. Eberle has been hailed as “…an up-and-coming benefit to the world of classical music” (Redlands Daily Facts). Mr. Eberle holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music: Education from the University of Redlands School of Music. While at the University, Mr. Eberle sat as principal for the University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and several chamber groups. He is currently the bassoonist with the Arete Winds, a wind quintet based out of Redlands.  

In addition to performing, Mr. Eberle is the Director of Instrumental Music at Rubidoux High School in Riverside.  Mr. Eberle plans to pursue a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Music History.

Lorian Dunlop, the orchestra’s principal cellist, began playing cello at the age of 4.  She has been a member of a number of symphonies, including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and attended Interlochen National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.  She received her Bachelor of Music Performance from North Park University, Chicago, where she majored in cello and minored in voice and organ.

Lorian has performed with various string quartets, chamber ensembles and has sung professionally with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Ravinia Festival Chorus.  She has also served as principal cellist with the Mt. San Jacinto College Orchestra and enjoys performing with area symphonies and chamber groups. Lorian is a soprano soloist with the Inland Valley Opera and will be performing in several of their productions this season.  

Lee Stevens received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State College at Fullerton. After graduation, he played oboe for the U.S.A.F. Band of the Black Hills stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota.

After completing his enlistment, Lee continued studying oboe while doing graduate work at the University of Southern California and gained employment as an instrumental music teacher with Alvord Unified School District in Riverside.  During his music teaching career Lee received a Master of Education degree from Azusa Pacific University in 1985.

Lee's oboe-English horn performance experience has been with various orchestras including the Ventura County Symphony, the Rapid City Symphony and their summer festival orchestras. Mr. Stevens played a number of years with the Riverside and San Bernardino Symphony Orchestras.

He has studied privately with Donald Muggeridge of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and William Criss of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

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Founded in 1995 the Inland Valley Symphony’s 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, private donors, corporate sponsorships and by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation through the Community Foundation’s grant program titled “Advancing the Arts in Temecula Valley.”  The Inland Valley Symphony is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.


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