Southland Symmphony Tribute to Democracy

SSO's Season Opening Concert pays homage to Democracy, offers voter registration and pocket constitutions. Sunday October 23, 2016, 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church in Ontario California
 
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ONTARIO, Calif. - Sept. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- What: Season Opening Concert - "Tribute to Democracy"

Who: Southland Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, conductor, Special guest narrator Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs.

When: Sunday October 23, 2016 at 4pm

Where: Bethel Congregational Church, UCC. 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Make your plans now to join us for the Southland Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season Opening Concert - "A Tribute to Democracy"
Sunday October 23rd at 4pm at Bethel
Music Director & Conductor Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann
Special Narrator Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs

A $5 donation is requested, but not required, for entrance. The $5 donation entitles the giver to door-prize tickets- and those door-prizes are always great!

Music to be performed includes:
America the Beautiful, by Samuel Ward, arr. by Carmen Dragon
Ashokan Farewell, by Jay Ungar (arr. Cerulli) (from the PBS Series "The Civil War")
Lincoln Portrait,  by Aaron Copland (Special Guest Narrator, Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs)
Symphony No. 9, "from the New World",  by Antonin Dvorak

Check out our promo video:
https://vimeo.com/183126627



Exciting Note – Because this concert is taking place just one day before the deadline to register to vote in the important 2016 general election, we are partnering with Bethel's grant-winning "Our Faith, Our Vote" team to provide voter registration assistance for attendees, and well as "Pocket Constitution" books (while supplies last).

About the Southland Symphony Orchestra:

The Southland Symphony presented its first concert in Ontario on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The orchestra's founder and director, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, who had recently relocated to the area, saw a need and an opportunity to bring symphonic music to the larger Ontario Community, a community which was already embracing arts and culture. Since that first concert, we have presented more than 25 free, full-orchestra concerts for this community. We have presented internationally renowned musicians from all over the globe, performing music of the greatest composers of history, and music of great composers still living today.

The Southland Symphony is a non-profit organization, and needs your support to continue presenting these world-class qualirty concerts!

For even more info and to donate to the SSO - visit the symphony website

http://southlandsymphony.com

Dr. Mann says of the orchestra, " Our purpose is to enrich our community by engaging audiences and inspiring a love of music through exciting live symphony performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach."  We offer opportunities for the community to experience the very best in music, "right in their own back-yards."

No long drives to downtown Los Angeles, no expensive parking. Arts and music for our community, in our community.

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra, providing fantastic opportunities for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life: Students and senior citizens, professionals and amateurs: Hobbyist, Professional, Retired…. All are welcome.

Are you a musician, and would you like a chance to participate? Musician Auditions: The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW musician members. Interested musicians should contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing: auditions@southlandsymphony.com

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