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 19, 2014
Dr Linda Brown
Dr. 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.
October 31, 2014
Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Early in his career, he toured as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band.
March 13, 2015
Agnes Szekely Schwartz, Concert Mistress
Agnes Szekely Schwartz, Concert Mistress for the Rio Hondo Symphony, was born in Budapest, Hungary into a musical family. She began violin studies at age 6, followed by piano and viola. Her first public appearance was at age 11. Currently, she is concentrating on teaching and performing solo and chamber music recitals, and she performs as a chamber member and as a member of orchestras and ensembles in Southern California.
May 1, 2015
Cancelled due to Vic Lopez Auditorium closure