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 20, 2013
Marvin Neumann is the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Crown City Symphony in Pasadena CA.Mr. Neumann has been a music educator in Southern California and overseas for over 30 years. He has conducted institute orchestras at CSUN, CSULA, the University of Redlands, and Occidental College (Suzuki).
November 1, 2013
Elizabeth Lauritsen & Company
Actors who are performing the speaking parts in "Will and Romance" will give the Concert Preview.More...
February 7, 2014
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
May 2, 2014
Dr. Larry Timm
Larry M. Timm teaches oboe and is famous for his film music classes. The second edition of his book The Soul of Cinema, published by Prentice-Hall, is the standard film music appreciation text used by major colleges and universities throughout the United States and in various parts of the world. He is also author of a book on the Woodwind Instruments, to be published soon. An active performer, he was principal oboe with the Long Beach Symphony for 18 years.