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Fallbrook concert to feature "All Gershwin"

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Music Society’s 32nd season concludes on Sunday, May 16 with Redlands Symphony performing a program entitled A Gershwin Salute, a tribute to George Gershwin. Jose Menor, a young Spanish pianist with a growing international reputation, will join Conductor Jon Robertson and the Orchestra to present Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major.

One of America’s greatest composers, Gershwin has captured hearts all over the world with his beautiful melodies, jazz-inspired harmonies and rhythms.

“This Gershwin Salute features some of the best-loved classical pieces of Gershwin’s repertoire, and his compositions spanned both popular and classical genres,” said Brenda Montiel, president of Fallbrook Music Society.

Pianist Jose Menor’s musical talents were recognized in his early teens, when he gained attention as the First Prize winner in consecutive years at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, youth divisions. He also performed as a winner at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 15. As a soloist, he has been awarded several prizes in piano competitions, both nationally and internationally, and as a composer he has had several premieres in Spain.

Experts and novices alike are invited to attend Dr. Montiel’s “Music Insights” pre-concert lecture which will take place on Saturday, May 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Choral Room of the Bob Burton Center. Through this free lecture series, ticket holders will gain an overview of the program, musical insight, and an examination of the “All Gershwin” repertoire to be performed. “Music Insights” reservations are suggested, and can be made by calling Fallbrook Music Society at (760) 451-8644.

The Redlands Symphony concert will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts, 2400 South Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook. There is a Conductor’s Preview at 2:30 p.m., which is open to all ticket holders. Tickets for this performance can be purchased by calling Fallbrook Music Society’s ticket office at (760) 451-8644, or going to


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