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Carnival of the Animals, April 5th 2PM - Murrieta Mesa High School, Gershwin Performing Arts Center - 24801 Monroe Ave., Murrieta, CA

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April 5th at 2:00 PM the Inland Valley Symphony presents a family friendly concert for kids of all ages titled “Carnival of the Animals” at Murrieta Mesa High School, Gershwin Performing Arts Center, 24801 Monroe Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562. Guest Conducted by Maestro Vance Reger, the program will take you on a musical journey with works dedicated to wildlife.

Rich Capparela, celebrity radio announcer for Classical KUSC, will narrate the story of Prokofiev’s “Carnival of the Animals” which includes short, whimsical pieces about various animals: the lion, chickens and roosters, rapid animals, tortoises, the elephant, an aquarium, persons with long ears, a cuckoo, birds, fossils, wild asses, kangaroos and the swan. Written for two pianists and orchestra, this piece will feature Dr. Wan Chin-Chang and Brian Hsu on piano.

IVS also presents the ever popular tale of “Peter and the Wolf,” narrated by Capparela. The story line is cleverly woven into the music with each character portrayed by a particular instrument with its own musical theme: bird (flute), duck (oboe), cat (clarinet), grandfather (bassoon), wolf (French horns), hunters (woodwinds) and Peter (strings).

Symphony President, Alana Joos, says “We are excited to present this very special concert that will educate children about the various musical instruments in the orchestra. It will help them creatively visualize how sounds found in music can represent emotion or physical characters and creatures.”

Guest conductor, Maestro Vance Reger (former oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra) brings years of conducting skill and live orchestral performance to the podium. Other numbers programmed include Entrance of the Gladiators, Flight of the Bumblebee, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

Tickets - Adults $25, Seniors (60+) $20, Military $15, Students $15 and Children (12 & under) $8. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. Call 760-318-0460 for more information or ticketing assistance.

FAIRY TALES & FANTASY (formerly referred to as the Disney concert)

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Don't wait, buy tickets now for this extraordinary experience. VENUE: Temecula Valley High School, 31555 Rancho Vista Rd., Temecula, CA 92592

Inland Valley Symphony presents its 2013-14 Season!

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Individual tickets are now available to purchase online for all performances. Those wishing to buy a season ticket must call 760-318-0460. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS Wanted for "Friends of the IVS"

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Join the fun! Volunteers needed: ushers, greeters, parking assistance, hospitality, refreshments, distributing postcards and posters throughout the community. Please share your talents and receive great personal satisfaction.

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Saturday, May 3

Music @ The Library Recital Series FREE
Enjoy a free recital at the Grace Mellman Community Library in Temecula, featuring musicians from the Inland Valley Symphony.
At 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 17

FAIRY TALES & FANTASY (formerly Disney)
Temecula Valley High School - with projected film clips and live vocals.
At 2:00 PM

Monday, May 19

Inland Valley Youth Symphony and intermediate orchestra ATTACCA present their Spring Concert.
At 6:30 PM

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