San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra to give weekend show

February 25, 2014 by  

In a few days, the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra (SBSO), now in its 80th year, will be presenting its fourth concert of the season, called ‘Sax & Strings’.

SBSO, with conductor and music director Frank Paul Fetta, will perform a program of the beloved string classics, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the Brandenburg Concerto #3 by Bach, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart.

A rather unusual highlight of the evening will be the Concerto for Saxophone in E flat major for alto sax and strings by the Russian composer, Alexander Glazunov. This piece, played without pause, lasts a little more than 13 minutes. The soloist for this performance will be saxophonist Matthew Ennis.

Mr. Ennis has a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Southern California. His 2012-2013 recital tour included performances in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Barcelona, and ended with a televised performance in New York City’s renowned Liederkranz Hall.

SBSO has one more concert this season, entitled ‘Master Works’. During this, music lovers can look forward to a night of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. All in all, it seems there is plenty for brochure printing companies to highlight.

The Sax & Strings performance will be at the California Theater for the Performing Arts, 562 West 4th Street, San Bernardino this Saturday March 1, at 7:30 pm.