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October 20, 2000

DH-00-TW-226

Contact: Tim Woodhull

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony Orchestra begins 25th concert season

The Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony Orchestra will open its 25th anniversary season Friday, November 3, with a concert featuring soprano Yolanda West.

Program selections will include the "Light Cavalry Overture" by Von Suppe, "Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky, and familiar songs by such composers as Gershwin, Kern and Ellington.

Yolanda West is a veteran television and radio performer, and has won several major music awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the McCallister, Southern California Opera Guild and The National Association of Negro Competitions.

Her engagements have included the Malibu Music Festival, the Redlands Bowl Music Festival, the "Sundays at Four" Series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ventura Coast Symphony, The Afro-American Chamber Music Society, the Torrance Symphony, and the Palisades Symphony.

In addition, West has appeared in operatic roles including Mozart heroines Pamina, Zerlina and Susanna, Addele in Die Fledermaus, and Mimi.

The Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony is conducted by Frances Steiner, its music director since 1976. She is professor of music at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Steiner’s conducting career includes guest appearances with the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Oakland Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic.

Concert sponsors are CSU Dominguez Hills, Division of Performing and Digital Media Arts and Music Department; City of Carson, Fine Arts and Historical Commission; and; Carson Community Symphony Association.

The event will be at 8 p.m. at Carson Community Center, 801 East Carson Street. Admission and parking are free.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Division of Performing and Digital Media Arts, CSUDH, (310) 243-3543.

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