West Covina Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Concert -"The Romantics"

The West Covina Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, presents "The Romantics" concert on Sunday February 7, 2010 at 4 pm. Dr. Richard Kravchak is the featured oboe soloist. The music includes Schubert’s “Overture to Rosamunde”, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto K.314, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

West Covina Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Concert -"The Romantics"
West Covina, CA, February 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The West Covina Symphony Orchestra presents the second major concert of its 2009/2010 season. The free concert, “The Romantics”, is part of the “Music of the Masters” full-orchestra series. The program will be performed on Sunday February 7, 2010 at 4pm at the West Covina United Methodist Church, 718 S. Azusa Ave, West Covina, CA 91791. General admission is free, and a limited number VIP tickets are available for $20. Full information is available on the symphony’s website, http://www.westcovinasymphony.com. Concertgoers are encouraged to email or telephone the symphony to make reservations for this event, as a “full-house” is expected.

The orchestra is featuring Dr. Richard Kravchak performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314. Oboist Richard Kravchak has been heard as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in both jazz and classical idioms, performing on all of the major woodwind instruments. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald has written, “Kravchak's playing revealed a real beauty of tone, not monolithic, but always changing in color and intensity. He makes even the most difficult lines seem almost effortless.” Also on the program is Schubert’s lively and romantic “Overture to Rosamunde”, and Schumann’s powerful Symphony No.4.

The concert begins at 4pm. Symphony Society memberships will be available before and after the concert, as well at during the concert intermission. The symphony will be offering some very special membership premiums and door prizes at the concert.

Free, convenient parking is available in the West Covina United Methodist Church parking lot.

For more information about the West Covina Symphony Orchestra and “The Romantics” concert on February 7th, contact Sandy Gunn or Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann or visit www.westcovinasymphony.com.

Two additional concerts remain in the popular “Music of the Masters” series for this season. April 25th, “Beethoven Extravaganza” featuring the immortal “Emperor” Concerto and pianist Mary Au; and the June 6 th ”Winners Concert” featuring the winners or the orchestra’s “Young Artist’s Competition” and dynamic cellist Ruslan Biryukov performing Prokofiev’s “Sinfonia Concertante” for cello and orchestra. Both concerts will be presented in the beautiful Haugh Performing Arts Center on the campus of Citrus College.

About the West Covina Symphony Orchestra:
" Our purpose is to enrich our community by engaging audiences and inspiring a love of music through exciting live symphony performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach." …Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann
The West Covina Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We accept donations of any amount. Please visit our website to discover how to support the symphony.

West Covina Symphony Orchestra
Sylvia Lee Mann
Sandy Gunn, manager