Dr. Pickett joins Board of Directors

The Corona Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Glenn Pickett, D.M.A. to our Board of Directors! Dr. Pickett is an Associate Professor of Music at Cal Baptist University, teaching Music History, Composition and many other disciplines. Dr. Pickett composed the “Circle City Suite” and currently writes program notes for our concerts. […]

World-famous musician Yo-Yo Ma kicking off national arts program in Corona

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is bringing an internationally acclaimed musician to Corona next week. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will discuss “the current state and bright future of the arts” with Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Historic Civic Center Theater. The event filled up […]

A ‘suite’ deal for young musicians

An expectant silence filled the dark, cavernous Northpoint Church during a recent Corona Symphony Orchestra rehearsal. The 1,000-plus seats were empty. The only light shone on 50 musicians on a large wooden stage, readying for the debut of “Circle City Suite” – a musical homage to the history of Corona and Norco composed by California […]

Acclaimed harpist to perform with Corona orchestra

I’m sitting in the living room of Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, interviewing him about his upcoming concert with the Corona Symphony Orchestra. He must have noticed the quizzical look on my face as he filed his nails. “I have to file my nails to the proper length when I play,” Ortiz said. “I use my nails […]

Corona Symphony grows in leaps and sounds

Don Kindred has four grown children. But his wife, Shellie, insists there’s also a 6-year-old running around. That would be the Corona Symphony Orchestra. At 65, why would he want to raise another “kid”? “I’m passionate about music,” he said. Kindred has led a fascinating life, from appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a […]

Symphony orchestra concert features councilman

The Corona Symphony Orchestra will present a Summer Concert featuring “Peter and the Wolf” and movie scores at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Northpoint Church, 988 W. Ontario Ave., Corona. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors, students and children 12 and under; $40 for a family of four. Check the […]

Burt Bacharach joins Corona Symphony Pops at the Fox

Close to you Do you know the way to San Jose — er, Riverside? Burt Bacharach does. The songwriting legend teams up with the Corona Symphony Pops on Feb. 12 for a performance at the Fox Performing Arts Center. Bacharach, a Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter, is best known for tunes such as “I Say a Little Prayer for […]