MEET THE MAESTRO
Recognizing the convergence of musical and artistic talent in a region with a growing appetite for quality entertainment, coupled with the central location of Corona as a geographic, cultural, and commercial crossroads of counties in the California southland, the Corona Symphony Orchestra is a welcome addition to the growing cultural wealth of our region and will promote “the Circle City” as a thriving hub for music and the arts.
The Corona Symphony Orchestra will create expanding musical, cultural, and educational programs that not only entertain, but also enrich our community. The symphony plans to perform concerts in Corona’s newly renovated Civic Center auditorium, as well as other historic and modern concert venues in our region. Its repertoire will explore many genres: classics, choral works, light opera, pops, film and television scores, original works, and more. It also plans to support the City of Corona in selected civic events; cultivate a relationship with local schools for promoting the life-enriching and elevating quality of the arts; foster the growth of student musicians through mentor relationships and performance opportunities; provide accompaniment resources for local choral and theatrical groups; and numerous other contributions to our society yet to be imagined.
Marco A. Mejia has been a talented emerging conductor and music director in Southern California; conducting highly reviewed orchestral, pop, and opera performances throughout the region and abroad. The maestro holds Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from CBU where he participated in all major performing ensembles in the School of Music. Mr. Mejia also holds a Master of Music degree from California State University Fullerton where he studied orchestral conducting under the tutelage of Maestro Kimo Furumoto and Dr. Robert Istad.
Maestro Mejia is in the midst of conducting his seventh season as Music Director/Conductor for the Corona Symphony Orchestra, Corona California.
MEET THE CORONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“The mission of the Corona Symphony Orchestra is to bring the richness of live orchestral music to the people of the Inland Empire and to represent Corona and the region with musical excellence as one of its premier performing ensembles. “
The Corona Symphony Orchestra operates as a non-profit 501(c)3.
I have the honor of opening each concert. I walk out of the stage, pick up the microphone and begin with “Good evening and welcome…”.
What is uniquely special about performing this opening event are the musicians behind me. Each of these musicians has devoted their lives to their craft. They have chosen music above most other priorities in their lives to challenge themselves to attain a level of performance they haven’t reached until this night. Ever practicing, rehearsing and learning, musicians never settle. They strive to improve. Whether our musicians have a bachelor degree, masters or PhD, they are students perpetually striving to perform each piece as the composer intended their composition to be performed.
I am proud of the Corona Symphony Orchestra Team and look forward to the next time I have the honor to stand before them. Don Kindred, Executive Director
A member of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO)
MEET THE ORCHESTRA
The symphony is organized as a non-profit orchestra, presently without financial compensation to its members. However, as its reputation and value to the community are established, ticketed events are enjoyed, grants and endowments are garnered, and its members are sought after for other artistic endeavors, the potential for more practical benefits to its members is obvious.
The Corona Symphony Orchestra promises to offer a uniquely rich experience for qualified musicians who are either on their way to a career in music, or to those of similar caliber who have chosen other career paths. It will be an environment for serious musicians to develop, enjoy, and share their gifts with the community around them, to the mutual benefit of all.