Each season the Rio Hondo Symphony Guild, the orchestra's major support group, hosts a Concert Preview Friday mornings prior to the concerts. Music lovers gather at 10 a.m. at the First Friends Church of Whittier, 13205 Philidelphia Street. After light refreshments, an expert in the field of music offers fascinating facts and anecdotes about the composers and the concert offerings. Guests are always welcome.
September 28, 2012
Conductor Kimo Furumoto
Kimo Furumoto, widely known for his innovative concert programming, is the conductor and music director of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra in West Virginia. During the last nine years under his baton, the orchestra has enjoyed record attendance. Furumoto also serves as Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton where he is music director of the university’s orchestra and opera theater. During his career Furumoto has served as assistant conductor of the Lyric Mountain Festival for the Performing Arts and of the Lexington Philharmonic. Guest conductor appearances include numerous regional orchestras, including the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony and River Cities Symphony. More...including audio
October 26, 2012
Lois Ellyn - Founder Noveau Chamber Ballet
Lois Ellyn, notable ballerina, is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Nouveau Chamber Ballet in Fullerton. It is affiliated with Cal State Fullerton.More...
February 8, 2013
Dr. Stephen Gothold
Dr. Stephen Gothold is the founder of Chorale Bel Canto and has been the group's conductor and music director since its inception in 1981.More...
May 3, 2013
Dr. Linda Brown
Linda Brown earned a B.A. in Music Education at Whittier College, a M.M in Organ Performance from USC, a M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a doctorate in Organ Performance from USC. She was one of the founding members of Chorale Bel Canto and served as accompanist for the first ten years of the Chorale's existence. She is now serving again in 2012-2013 as accompanist and assistant conductor.