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Call for musicians

The Tehachapi Symphony is beginning its 25th season of providing glorious orchestral and choral music to the greater Tehachapi community.

The symphony’s fine music directors are Dr. David Newby for the orchestra and Sandra Adams for the symphonic chorus. Musicians and singers from all walks of life hail from Tehachapi, Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley. Members donate their time to rehearse and perform. The Symphony welcomes other musicians to audition for a seat in the orchestra.

Currently the Symphony needs a first oboe, two bassoons, 3rd and 4th horn and two trombones. And, of course, the orchestra can always use more string players (violin, viola, cello and string bass).

The symphony rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Community Church located at 100 E. E St., Tehachapi. Rehearsals have already begun as the first concert is on Sunday, Nov. 5. Guitarist, Jack Cimo, will be featured in Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre.” Beethoven’s “Overture to Fidelio” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 35” are also included in the program. For more information or to schedule an audition with conductor Newby, call Concertmaster Gayel Pitchford at (661) 823-8249.

For more information on music-making in Tehachapi, visit the Symphony’s website at http://www.tehachapiorchestra.com.