Symphony to feature world-renowned cellist

first_imgWHITTIER – Antonio Lysy, one of the world’s top cellists, will be featured when the Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra presents the third of a season of four free concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whittier High School’s Vic Lopez Auditorium on Whittier Avenue at Bailey Street. The concert, titled “Mostly Romantic,” will feature Lysy performing Wagner’s “Good Friday Spell” from “Parsifal,” “Symphony No. 2 in D Major” by Brahms and “Cello Concerto in A Major” by Schumann. The symphony, in its 74th season, will be conducted by Wayne Reinecke, in his 19th season with the orchestra. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Although the concerts are free, nothing happens without your help,” said Bob Orpin, Rio Hondo Symphony Association president. “The future of the orchestra depends upon the generous financial support of individual and corporate donors.” The symphony is also sponsored by the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs, as well as Rio Hondo College and the Rio Hondo Symphony Guild. All who give a $20 tax deductible donation will be listed in the concert program. Contributors of $100 or more are invited to the buffet reception after all concerts of the season. For more information, call (562) 698-8626. – From staff reports last_img read more