All the wonderful reasons to become a Seriously Passionate Patron
The Temecula Valley Symphony is comprised of approximately sixty dedicated and enthusiastic musicians from five Southern California counties. Our Music Director and Conductor, John Mario, is nationally known as the orchestral conductor for singing star Jackie Evancho and for his extensive experience conducting orchestras and coaching opera. Zun-Hin Woo serves as the TVS Concertmaster and Associate Conductor and brings to us his experience directing orchestras in Hong Kong, before relocating to California.
The Symphony’s concert attendance has spiked in the last five years due to creative programming that includes classical music, and also features symphonic selections from movies, Broadway, Disney and popular music. Concerts are often enhanced by inviting world-class soloists, as well as amazing local and national talent to perform with Temecula Valley Symphony.
The Symphony presents six to eight ticketed concerts per season and also performs at several civic related events each year such as the Annual Veterans Day Concert for the City of Temecula. Attendance runs between 450 to 750 per concert with audiences of over 1,000 attending civic concert programs.
Eric Rea lends his creativity and spirit in guiding the newly formed Symphony Chorus as its Artistic Director and Conductor. An accomplished baritone, Eric and the Chorus join the Symphony on several concert programs throughout the season in addition to presenting their own concerts.
Each year, Temecula Valley Symphony hosts a Young Artist Competition and selects outstanding concerto performers who receive cash awards and an opportunity to perform with TVS in concert.
Each season, TVS donates a large number of tickets to school music programs and to under-served members of the community, special needs programs, homes for battered women and children, and seniors, so as to provide them with an opportunity to attend a live symphonic concert.
Temecula Valley Youth Symphony offers music students an opportunity to participate in weekly rehearsals in an orchestral setting. TVYS is directed by Thomas Kociela, formerly with the Chicago Youth Symphony, and the Junior Youth Symphony is conducted by Scott Merrin. In addition to weekly rehearsals, these groups perform several concerts during the season.