Wednesday evening, August 11, 2021, saw the return of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra for the first time since January 2019, bringing much happiness to Maestro James Domine, the musicians, and the music lovers who came out in force once again to hear, “Great Music Close to Home.” The SFV Orchestra’s annual “Concert in the Park: A Stellar Performance Under the Stars” at the Israeli-American Council Shepher Community Center in Woodland Hills was everything it promised to be. The IAC graciously sponsored the event, providing rehearsal space inside the center, while the actual concert was performed outdoors in the park. It was a lovely setting for a magical evening of classical music composed by Verdi, Offenbach, Bizet, Saint-Saens and Strauss. Also featured on the program was a new medley of Cole Porter songs arranged & orchestrated by SFVSO violinist Cary Belling, followed by Gershwin’s “Summertime” with music director James Domine's “Summer Solstice” concluding the program. This concert featured the auspicious debut performance of vocalist Annie Miller singing the Cole Porter, Gershwin and Domine pieces. Annie was joined by the audience who sang along and at the end stood and applauded heartily. It was a delightful summer evening of musical magic.
The SFVSO is planning concerts for Sept. 26th, Oct. 16th and Dec. 4th of this year. Please visit www.sfvsymphony for more information.