Back from Scotland!

Hello Dear Friends of Santa Cecilia Orchestra,

I have not forgotten about you! I have just have been very busy. We had an incredibly successful opening season concert. “Voyage” was a success and conducting Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony was an honor. Beautiful music had the power to transport us to another place, time and lands and this was definitely one of those pieces that did just that!

We’re back from our musical journey to Scotland and invite you to join us for the rest of the season.
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We also invite you to join us as a donor and supporter by making a donation. We need funding to continue to make our programs possible. We count on our partners and friends. Please consider us in your year-end giving and click on the donate button on our website.

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Sonia

Fall: A Season of Expectations

Happy Fall EA walk in fall, crossing a bridgeveryone!

Fall is my very favorite season for many reasons. I like the coolness that accompanies this wonderful season. I look forward to the celebrations to come, including my birthday and the upcoming holiday season. I look forward to our first concert that kicks off our season. A season that is fuEntrance to SCO Concerts at Thorne Hallll of great music.  I look forward to seeing the musicians in the orchestra after a long summer separation.  I look forward to seeing our audience, who is loyal and enthusiastic.

 

Santa Cecilia Orchestra Harpist during its Educational Program, Discovering MusicBut most of all, I love Fall because it signals the new school year for Santa Cecilia Orchestra. It is in the fall that we return to the many schools we serve through our Discovering Music Program. I will very much enjoy watching the faces of the children as they hear a trumpet, cello, violin, harp, percussion, oboe or trombone in their very own classroom. I will look forward to speaking to principals again, once again greeting the hundreds of teachers we see each year and welcoming the families that attend our concerts.

 

Welcome Fall!Horn Musicians of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Welcome to the new Santa Cecilia Orchestra website!

Santa Cecilia Orchestra receiving applause

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the new Santa Cecilia Orchestra website! You will find links to our exciting season of upcoming concerts. You can also find links to all our social media where we can stay in touch.

One thing that is new to our website is this blog. I hope to use it to stay in touch with all of you and give you updates on what we’re doing at the orchestra. We’ll give you some insight into our world and my world. I will post regularly, so make sure to come back and check for a new blog. Want a reminder? Like us on Facebook where I will post a notice reminding you that there is a new blog post.

Speaking of my world…. I have the great honor of performing with great musicians in our orchestra. I’d like you to meet them too! We added a new section where you will meet the musicians in our orchestra through a fun questions & answer page. This week you’ll find yours truly, as well as concertmaster Yi-Huan Zhao and Salpy Kerkonian, our principal flute. Check them out!

I hope you all had a great summer! I had a wonderful one. I traveled to Europe with my husband and son. We spent time in Paris, London, Rome and Munich. Day after day we discovered great museums and had the pleasure of seeing great art. As you will see in my “Meet the Musicians” Q & A, I have a case of wanderlust, so traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Below find a few pictures from my travels.

De Leon de Vega at Trevi Fountain De Leon de Vega in a perfect evening at the Eiffel Tower Late afternoon at Stonehenge