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 16, 2016
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. A graduate of Whittier College, Dr. Gothold was director of Choral Activities there from 1977 until his retirement in 2003.
October 7, 2016
Russ Litchfield is the Director of Music and Organist at First Friends Church in Whittier, where he directs the choir, a handbell ensemble and helps with occasional children's music.
March 31, 2017
Kimo Furumoto currently is in his eighth season as the Rio Hondo Symphony's Conductor and Music Director. Furumoto holds conducting degrees from Chapman University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
May 5, 2017
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.