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Fallbrook Music Society presents season opener Aug. 27

FALLBROOK – On Sunday, Aug. 27, the highly acclaimed TAKE3 will take to the stage to open Fallbrook Music Society's 46th concert season. From this genre-defying trio where pop, rock and classical fusion collide to the Season Finale with the much-anticipated return of Fallbrook's favorite, Redlands Symphony, the 2023-2024 program promises to be one of the best, most diverse seasons in Fallbrook Music Society's history.

"As an organization, we're constantly searching to find and bring performances of excellence to our community, and this upcoming season is no exception. As always, we will present programs featuring the highest levels of classically trained performers – but with a few twists," said Bob Freaney, President of Fallbrook Music Society. "In addition to the standards of Bach and Beethoven, most programs will feature music outside of the classical music genre, and almost all are free admission," he added.

Here's a lineup of the upcoming season:

Sunday, Aug. 27 – 2 p.m. – TAKE3 – Mission Theater – Admission charge

With their unmistakable style, rock star charisma and incredible range of music – from the Beatles and Leonard Cohen to Beethoven – TAKE3 is the Music Society's most requested reprise group ever. These world-class artists are much more than great entertainers; with their infectious joy in music-making, they connect with their audiences on an emotional level. Expect a brilliant performance.

Sunday, Sept. 24 – 2 p.m. – Santa Barbara Trio – Mission Theater – Free

No stranger to the Fallbrook stage, world-renowned pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi brings a new sound with violinist Tony Navarro and cellist Katrina Agate. This exceptional threesome will leave an indelible mark on the audience as they present a unique sound that crosses over classical and popular selections in a program that will inspire audiences of all ages.

Sunday, Oct. 22 – 2 p.m. – Rastrelli Cello Quartet – Mission Theater – Free

This group from Germany is visiting Fallbrook as part of their North American tour, and to say their performances are breathtaking is an understatement. The four cellos have such diverse sounds that they almost sound like an old piano playing ragtime, a saxophone of the Glenn Miller Orchestra – or Piazzolla's bandoneon. This concert is a must-see!

Sunday, Nov. 12 – 2 p.m. – Yu&I – Mission Theater – Free

These two exciting artists have dazzled audiences throughout the United States and Europe. This guitar and violin duo's arrangements vary from traditional to boundary breaking. Whatever is beautiful and lends itself to a soaring violin and intricate guitar might be played at this performance – from Argentine tangos to Spanish and German dances, mountain songs and Scottish airs to haunting gypsy songs.

Sunday, Dec. 3 – 2 p.m. – Scott Wilkie Quartet – "Joy" – Mission Theater – Admission charge

This concert will officially put everyone into the Christmas spirit! Best-selling contemporary jazz keyboardist Scott Wilkie returns by popular demand with his wildly popular "Joy" program. With Scott's unique arrangements of holiday favorites and his fresh interpretations of traditional season classics, the group's renditions of familiar songs gain new life in a dynamic program.

Sunday, Jan. 21 – 2 p.m. – "Back to Beatles" – Mission Theater – Free

This talented trio of renowned San Diego based musicians, Fred Benedetti, Peter Sprague and Mackenzie Leighton, will present a varied program of creative jazz arrangements of Beatles songs, some folk and rock, many original compositions, and even a little flamenco! These exceptional artists bring a level of precision and discipline to their music-making that will all add up to an inspirational listening experience.

Sunday, Feb. 18 – 2 p.m. – Quarteto Nuevo – Mission Theater – Free

This group merges Western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop with soundscapes that represent very different world cultures. For this special concert, they will be joined by Grammy Award-winning Jazz Pianist and Arranger Bill Cunliffe. Their unique instrumentation richly colors their wide-ranging repertoire, in a not to be missed concert experience.

Sunday, April 7 – 2 p.m. – Redlands Symphony – Four Seasons – Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts – Admission charge

Fallbrook's favorite symphony is back after a 10-year hiatus! This is a tour de force program that pairs the old world Baroque style of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Argentinian tango and South American dance rhythms of Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

For more information and tickets, go to or call (760) 451-8644.

Submitted by the Fallbrook Music Society.


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