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September 21, 2014
November 2, 2014
March 15, 2015
May 3, 2015

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The Rio Hondo Symphony performs four ADMISSION-FREE classical music concerts each season at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, Whittier Ave. in Whittier California. The concerts start at 3 PM, have one intermission, and are completed before 5 PM.

September 21, 2014

Co-sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Meredith Willson

Seventy-six Trombones
from The Music Man

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Ach, Ich liebte" from The Abduction from the Seraglio
Saira Frank, Soprano

Franz Lehár

"Vilia" from The Merry Widow
Saira Frank, Soprano

Bedrich Smetana

The Moldau

Ferde Grofé

The Mississippi Suite

Beethoven's programmatic "Pastoral" Symphony
takes the audience "back to nature." Other compositions
take music lovers on a scenic trip down the famed rivers
of Europe and America.

November 2, 2014

Co-sponsored by Bob and Claudia Orpin

Aaron Copland

El Salon Mexico

Manuel de Falla

Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vide Breve

Bill Cunliffe

La Banda

Leroy Anderson

Blue Tango

Ernesto Lecuona


Manuel Ponce


Bill Cunliffe


Zequinha de Abreu

Tico Tico

Bill Cunliffe


A.C. Jobin

Ana Luisa

Pasquale Marquina

Espana Cani

A.C. Jobin

Girl from Ipanema

Richie Valens

La Bamba

La Cucaracha - Folk Song

A musical tribute to music from Latin countries from Spain to Mexico
featuring Bill Cunliffe and Folklorico Dancer Emilio.
The vivacious, rhythmic intensity will take you on a spin with a symphonic salsa!

March 15, 2015

Co-sponsored by Rio Hondo Symphony Guild

Bedrich Smetana

Overture to the Bartered Bride

Pablo de Sarasate

Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
Agnes Szekely Schwartz, Violin

Zoltán Kodály

Galanta Dances

Antonín Dvorák

Symphony No. 9 from The New World

Sense the earthy vitality in music from Eastern Europe
when the orchestra performs Sarasate's seductive Zigeunerweisen
(Gypsy Airs) and New World Symphony

May 3, 2015

Co-Sponsored by Hennings-Fischer Foundation

John Williams

Liberty Fanfare

Peter Boyer

Ellis Island:The Dream of America


Young Artists Competition Winner
(Work to be announced)
The 47th Annual Young Artists Competition will
include piano and winds & percussion
Competition will be held February, 2015
at the Whittier College Chapel

A multi-media extravaganza highlighting Peter Boyer's
inspiring work, Ellis Island: Dream of America, uplifting
a sense of the American spirit - with the Statue of Liberty
as a beacon of freedom for the world.