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Poway SymphonetteDiscovery Concert Series

This concert series was created to expand the opportunity for talented area musicians to perform in public. Many of the musicians are also music educators and will enhance the programs by offering insights into the music, the composers and the performers.

The concerts are at 3 pm Saturdays in the Community Room at the Rancho Bernardo Library. There is no charge.

Rancho Bernardo Quintet

Discovery Concert Series

2018-2019 programs & presenters:

September 8th, 2018 Rising Stars, Clair Lewis (piano) and Erica Hwang (violin). Both are Musical Merit winners for 2018. Claire, now 14, is the youngest graduate of Palomar College at age 13. Erica has won multiple awards, including being part of the National Youth Orchestra in its performance in Carnegie Hall. (Carolyn Rossé, organizer)

October 13th, 2018 Jazz, performers from the School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of Dr. John Reynolds. (Zach Christy, organizer)

November 10th, 2018 Harp and Friends, harp, flute, tenor, and piano. (Millie Boaz, organizer)

January 12th, 2019 Oak Valley Chamber Strings, performing under the direction of Lily Lazarri. (Ulli Reiner, organizer)

February 2nd, 2019 (Note change from usual 2nd Sat.) Joyful Noise. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir will perform under the direction of Kenneth Anderson. (Mary Leitner, organizer)

March 9th, 2019 Women Composers: Then and Now. Wendy Loeb (violin), accompanied by Fontaine Laing, will play several pieces by Clara Schumann. Joan Sweet (harp) will play two pieces by living women composers. A presentation by Dr. Madelyn Byrne, composer at Palomar College, is also planned. (Carolyn Rossé, organizer)

April 13th, 2019 La Jolla Country Day Orchestra. Joan Diener will conduct her group in a varied program. (Ulli Reiner, organizer)

May 11th, 2019 Around the World. Musicians from Youth Philharmonic Orchestra programs present an interactive performance featuring different cultures and a variety of instruments! (Victoria Eicher, organizer)


In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)