San Bernardino Symphony offers Intimate Evening Series concert June 11 – San Bernardino Sun

The second Intimate Evening Series concert of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra’s 93rd season is planned for June 11, and the first performance of the symphony’s Youth Wind Ensemble will be held June 5, both in the San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium.

The San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium is the venue for the San Bernardino Symphony’s June 11 Intimate Evening Series concert and the June 5 performance of the symphony’s Youth Wind Ensemble. (Via Google Maps)

The Intimate Evening Series concert, at 7:30 p.m. June 11, will feature pianist Robert Thies, who won the gold medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1995.

Thies has appeared with orchestras around the world, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Mexico, the Auckland Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic, according to a news release.

The June 11 program will include Beethoven’s Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique,” Brahms’Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 no. 2, and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Thies will also perform Danae Vlasse’s 2020 composition “Serenade pour Simon” in an ensemble performance with members of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $30-$100 for adults, $15 for students, available at or by calling 909-381-5388.

The San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, an auditioned group of students ages 14-21, will present its inaugural concert, “Ignite,” at 2 p.m. June 5.

Nicholas Bratcher, associate professor and director of bands at Cal State San Bernardino, will direct the ensemble in music by living composers including Randall Standridge, Julie Giroux, Kevin Day and Frank Ticheli.

Tickets are $10, available at the door.

San Bernardino Valley College is at 701 S. Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino.

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