The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestrais having a gala on June 23, 2012. Bach to Boots is touted as, “the most fun you will ever have with your boots on!” You can experience the famous Old Glen Ranch and enjoy a gourmet chuck wagon dinner. There will be hay rides, live music and dancing, ranch yours and other activities. Proceeds from the event support programs such as ‘Music in the Schools’, ‘Musicians in the Schools’, ‘Sensational Strings Youth Outreach Projects’ and more. Tickets are $75 each, or a table for 8 is $600. If you are interested in sponsorship please contact Vicki Carlson at vickcarlson@charter.net or (909) 882-8858.

The symphony was was founded in 1929 by Maestro James K. Guthrie. The Theater was constructed between 1927 and 1928 and opened by Fox Coast Theaters in August 15, 1928. On June 28, 1935, Will Rogers gave his last public performance at he California Theater. Less then the months later, Rogers and famed aviator, Wiley Post perished in a plane crash in Alaska. I 1997, two large exterior murals of Will Rogers were painted by Ken Twitchell on the east and west facades of the California Theater to commemorate the final performance of America’s finest humorist. In 2010, the California Theater was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra strives to foster a love of music, excite the spirit, and enrich our diverse community and region through live orchestral performances and music education. It is held at the historic California Theater for the Performing Arts in downtown San Bernardino, which was designed specifically for orchestral performances. Each seat is enveloped by the deep and rich sounds of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, giving each audience member an unmatched concert-going experience.

Season tickets for 5 performances are available for $70 to $215, depending on the section you choose. (909) 381-5388.

High School students are exposed to orchestral music by ushering T Symphony evening performances, attending orchestral rehearsals and per-concert lectures and assisting with Guild special events. To enroll in this program, please call (909) 381-0206.

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